Andrea Holland
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Andrea Holland is a Lecturer in Creative Writing. As winner of the Norfolk Commission for Poetry her collection Broadcasting was published in 2013 (Gatehouse Press). The collection focuses on the forced requisition of several Norfolk villages for D-Day training in 1942, and the subsequent dislocation of villagers and community.  Her pamphlet, Borrowed (Smith/Doorstop, 2007) was first stage winner of the Poetry Business Competition 2006. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Mslexia, The North, Rialto, Smith's Knoll, in Slanted: 12 Poems for Christmas (IST, 2014) and online at She won the 2015 Sentinal Literary Quarterly poetry competition and was runner up for the Troubador poetry contest (2016) and for the Mslexia poetry competition (2010) amongst other awards. She has contributed reviews to Poetry Review and the Poetry Archive, and continues to collaborate with visual artists on a number of commissioned projects, having a long standing interest in the relationship between writing and visual art.  She has published articles on collaborative practice (The Journal of Writing in Visual Practice, The Writer in Education) and also presented papers on this subject as well as on poetry and writing as practice at a number of conferences, including NAWE (2017, 2016,2015, 2014) the European Association of Creative Writing Programs (2015, 2017) and AWP in New York (2008).

Andrea represents UEA at EACWP and was elected to the Executive Board in April 2019. She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Higher Education Committee and contributed to the development of the QAA benchmark statement for creative writing in 2015.

She received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts and her BA in English from the State University of New York.


Poetry; creative writing; art and writing; women's writing (esp. 20th century); 20th century American culture (art, literature, music); American rock/alternative music (1960s-2000).

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Stony Brook State University of New York, USA

Master of Arts, University of Massachusetts

External positions

Tutor, Workers Educational Association