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Heidi Williamson is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund. She is a Poetry Surgeon for The Poetry Society and teaches for The Poetry School, National Centre for Writing and The Writing Coach. She is a qualified Writing Coach and professional member (AMAC) of the Association for Coaching. She mentors poets by Skype worldwide.
Her first collection Electric Shadow (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. The Print Museum (Bloodaxe, 2016) won the EAW Book by the Cover Award, and the East Anglian Book Award for Poetry 2016. Her third collection Return by Minor Road (Bloodaxe, 2020) focusses on her time living in Dunblane at the time of the Primary School shooting and its aftermath.
From 2018 to 2020 she was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of East Anglia. From 2011-2014 she was writer-in-residence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum. In 2008 and 2009 Heidi was writer-in-residence for the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre.
Her work has appeared in literary journals in the UK, America and Australia and been translated into Polish, German, and Turkish. It has inspired poetry and science discussions in schools and adult creative writing groups, and has featured in NHS waiting rooms, cafés, and at science and literary festivals in the UK and abroad.
Find out more at Heidi Williamson website.