Heidi Williamson is a poet, writing tutor and mentor.  She studied poetry and prose at the UEA and regularly works in schools, museums, private companies, as a writer-in-residence, and with arts and literature organisations throughout the UK. 

She is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of East Anglia

Her first collection ‘Electric Shadow’ (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Her second collection, ‘The Print Museum’ (Bloodaxe, 2016), won the EAW Book by the Cover Award and the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry.

She is a qualified Writing Coach and professional member (AMAC) of the Association for Coaching. She helps creative writers of any genre resolve issues and work towards goals in face-to-face sessions at the National Centre for Writing and world-wide through The Writing Coach.

She also mentors poets through Writers' Centre Norwich, The Poetry School and The Writing Coach. Or for detailed, supportive, professional feedback on a few poems, you can book a Skype session with Heidi through The Poetry Society

She has over twenty years’ experience developing and delivering writing workshops for a wide range of large corporations and arts organisations.

In 2008 and 2009 Heidi was writer-in-residence for the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre. From 2011-2014 she was writer-in-residence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum.

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