Anne Holloway

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Literary Fiction, Performance Poetry, Plays and Scripts, Poetry

Writer Biography

Anne writes poetry, fiction and screenplay. Her work centres much around memory and family. In 2011 she was awarded a full Arvon Grant and attended ‘writing for stage’ at Lumb Bank. She is currently developing her playwriting skills as she sees this as a natural progression in her career as a writer.

Having graduated with Distinction from Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Writing MA programme, Anne was commissioned to write and perform a piece for Write Way Up, as part of Lyric Lounge Leicester, then worked with a group of young mothers alongside Aly Stoneman for Lyric Lounge Nottingham.

In October 2010, Anne was invited by founder Deborah Stevenson, to attend The Mouthy Poets, a collective of young people who write, perform and coordinate spoken word events. She performed alongside them at Nottingham Playhouse and in 2011 Deborah invited her to co-facilitate the group. She continues to work with, and be inspired by them.

She has worked in schools and colleges, teaching writing skills, promoting reading for pleasure and was one of the tutors on the Short Course programme run by Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design.

She believes that everybody has the ability to express themselves through words and that this can promote confidence in all areas of life.


Contributed To
Web content for relaunch of site.

Lump Magazine – Club, a poem.

Left Lion, Write Lion – Remembered Lemons, a poem
Devised and wrote content for two web pages aimed at young people with HIV.

2009 Nottingham Trent University –
copy-writing for School of Built Environment postgraduate prospectus.

2006 Launderette Books, Nottingham – 3D: an anthology.

Performances & Workshops

2012 Nottingham Playhouse
Romeo & Juliet Aside Note

2011 Nottingham Playhouse
Mouthy Poets, Say Sumthin I & II

2010 Lyric Lounge Nottingham

2009 Lyric Lounge Leicester

2011 Nottingham Trent University – Writing the Right Writing

2011 Mouthy Poets, Nottingham

2010 New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Shadow mentor to YARD youth theatre group in the development of a stage play, with the emphasis on process of writing.

2010 New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Shadow mentor to a young women’s group working towards a performance as part of Lyric Lounge Nottingham.

2010 Creative Practitioner, Emmanuel School, Nottingham
Appointed to lead a project with Year 8 students, promoting reading for pleasure.

2009 Chilwell School, Nottingham
Part of Schools & Colleges Outreach Programme. Workshops for year 11 students due to enrol at 6th form college to study Humanities.

2008 Nottingham Trent University
In association with Widening Participation, presented ‘Developing Creative Writing Skills’ one of a series of workshops from the Summer Taster Sessions.

2007 Gender Forum, Nottingham Trent University
Lead a debate on Children as Carers, using one of my short stories as a springboard for discussion.

Available for the following:

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

    Nottingham Trent University
    BA Hons English (2:1)
    MA Creative Writing (Distinction)

    Have worked with a variety of ages, primary school to adults.

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