Heidi Williamson is a poet, writing tutor and mentor.  She studied poetry and prose at the UEA and regularly teaches for arts and literature organisations in the UK.

She is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund. From 2018 to 2020 she was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of East Anglia and returns as UEA RLF Fellow from January to June 2021.

She teaches a monthly poetry seminar for The Poetry School and mentors poets world-wide by Skype through The Poetry Society, the National Centre for WritingThe Poetry School and The Writing Coach.

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. Her third collection ‘Return by Minor Road’ is published by Bloodaxe in June 2020.

She is a qualified Writing Coach and professional member (AMAC) of the Association for Coaching.  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.



Have really enjoyed studying for British Sign Language Level 1 with @citylit. We had an awesome teacher in
@abdigas - thank you for all your help. I passed!

In @suekburge's 'Say it Slant' Zoom workshop Weds 21st July 10-1, I'll join her for an hour to read from 'Return by Minor Road' and talk about the process of writing the poems.
Details of the workshop here: https://t.co/zVAVhnfzKr

This is fab. Raising awareness that working class kids can break through to where they want to be. I was a free school meals kid in a single parent family on a council estate. The first in my family to go to university.

This is so beautiful. And what an apt day for it! @RichLambert71's poem 'Rain' in The @spectator