Leicester, Leicestershire
Other, Poetry

Writer Biography

Alex Pryce is a 21 year old poet, originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, who is currently studying English at the University of Leicester

Alex received a Creative Sparks award from Ignite! (then a National Endowments for Science, Technology and the Arts pilot programme) in June 2006. In 2007, she also received a bursary from the John Hewitt Society, and in 2008 was the winner of the G.S. Fraser Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in Gists and Piths, Pomegranate, Agenda Broadsheet, Mslexia, Fortnight, Staple and nthposition.com.

Alex is Director of PoetCasting (www.poetcasting.co.uk), a UK based poetry podcasting enterprise, created in 2007. The site is funded by the Arts Council England. She has also provided podcasting services to the National Poetry Society, Salt Publishing and currently works on Magma Poetry’s website. She is a Trustee of the Theatre Writing Partnership.

In 2008, she won the Art and Culture Woman of the Future Award, presented by Real Business Magazine. She has featured in $uccess magazine and the RSA Journal (Spring 2009). Alex is a member of the Inspiral Women’s Network, and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Teaching
  • Live Performances
  • Workshops
  • Community Group Work
  • Volunteering
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    I’m ‘Young Poet Mentor’ for the Poetry Quest project at Nottingham Castle (2010), run by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, the Foyle Foundation and the Poetry Society – working with primary school children.

    I’ve also delivered workshops and devised lesson plans in an all boys secondary school in Belfast (aged 11-16), and I’ve delivered a workshop for North Yorkshire County Council for foster parents.

    I have spoken at a great many events about poetry and new media technologies – most recently on two panels at Writing West Midlands’ ‘Writers Toolkit’ conference (November 2009).

    I’ve delivered training and advisory/consultancy for The Poetry Society, Salt Publishing and Magma Poetry on how to best create and manage web content.

    I’m also reading for Leicester Poetry Society in February 2010.

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    Websites, blogs and links to work

    PoetCasting - the audio poetry project I created and direct.

    PoetCasting - the audio poetry project I created and direct.