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Andrea Holland is an accomplished poet, writer, and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Angliawinner of the 2012 Café Writers Norfolk Commission and first prize winner of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition, 2015. Andrea has featured in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Picture the Poet' series, and has poems in a number of literary journals including The North and Rialto. Her collection of poems, Broadcasting, was published by Gatehouse Press in 2013.

Against the Sheringham Grain

posted 27 Jun 2019, 09:00 by New Amusements

Andrea will be the special guest at this event, which promises "poetry to delight and disturb, food and drink to write home about". Also reading are Abegail Morley and Karen Dennison. Bring two of your poems, or just yourselves!

Where: The Funky Mackerel, Sheringham (8 Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA)
When: July 10th 2019, 6.30pm for 7.30pm

Free taster session!

posted 10 Apr 2019, 09:58 by New Amusements   [ updated 10 Apr 2019, 10:02 ]

Andrea will be teaching a taster day session (FREE!) in Ipswich on the 21st of June for the Workers Educational Association (WEA), called Anderson & Fawcett: Suffolk Sisters, National Activists  - this is a 2  hour introduction to the life and work of Elizabeth Anderson and Millicent Fawcett; Suffolk sisters, Suffragettes & mid-19th century pioneers - their contribution to improving women’s opportunities, to social justice & to regional history.


Casa dos Poetas 2019

posted 10 Apr 2019, 09:56 by New Amusements

Andrea will be deputy co-ordinator and tutor for Casa dos Poetas 2019, a poetry residency/workshop from 16-23 May 2019, in Silves, Portugal, with poets Peter Pegnall and Sue Burge.

Andrea performing as part of 'Shame' at Komedia

posted 24 Jan 2019, 09:14 by New Amusements   [ updated 24 Jan 2019, 09:16 ]

Andrea reading as part of 'Shame' at Komedia, Brighton

The 17th of January saw Andrea read as part of Shame at Komedia in Brighton. Shame is a collage of music and poetry, incorporating two mythic monologues, adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphosis by Peter Pegnall.

Andrea returns to Anteros as part of "Shame"

posted 11 Dec 2018, 09:37 by New Amusements

The 19th of January 2019 sees the Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, stage Shame: two excoriating mythic monologues, adapted for Ovid’s Metamorphosis by Peter Pegnall.

The first half of the performance features Tracey Catchpole, fresh from her triumphant role in Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ at The Hostry Festival in Norwich Cathedral; directed by Stash Kirkbride. These haunting tales of sexual obsession are set against original and  improvised arrangements by The Archaos Ensemble (featuring Caroline Bishop and Ivan McCready on violin and cello).

The second half of the performance has Harpist Joy Smith take to the stage alongside storytellers Peter Pegnall, Andrea Holland and Sue Burge for a collage of poetry and music, their own work and echoes from the past.

Short story "The Transistor" published

posted 11 Dec 2018, 09:29 by New Amusements   [ updated 11 Dec 2018, 09:33 ]

The Petrified World and other tales includes Andrea's short story The Transistor. The collection, featuring eleven short stories by new and emerging writers, takes the idea of taboos, of hidden subjects, of unspoken truths, as its loose theme.

All profits from The Petrified World and other tales will be donated to the charity Population Matters. It can be purchased, as a paperback or ebook, from Amazon here.
The Petrified World and other tales

Dreaming of a Summer's Night

posted 27 Jun 2018, 09:28 by New Amusements

Andrea will be performing as part of "Dreaming of a Summer's Night", an evening of music and poetry hosted by the Anteros Arts Foundation on the 8th July.

More details can be found on the Anteros website.

The Disquiet International shortlist

posted 25 May 2018, 04:28 by New Amusements

Andrea is delighted to have made the shortlist out of over 1,000 entries to the Disquiet International Literary Prize 2018.

More information is available at http://disquietinternational.org/

The FLY Festival

posted 25 May 2018, 04:22 by New Amusements

Andrea will be appearing as part of the Poetry Day/ Poetry All-Stars for the Festival of Literature for Young people (FLY) on 11 July 2018. 

More information is available from the FLY Festival website.

Nasty Women

posted 25 May 2018, 04:19 by New Amusements

Andrea has had a poem published in the Nasty Women anthology of poetry from Lost Horse Press, USA, (eds. Grace Bauer, Julie Kane, Sept 17) .

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