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.

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.



I love the internet. Just signed up to go to a US poetry festival from the comfort of my own house

Looking forward to being part of the @OxLifeWriting Michaelmas term readings with my @BloodaxeBooks collection 'Return by Minor Road' https://t.co/gmxx9lOdR4

I have so enjoyed judging the @PoetrySociety Stanza Competition.

Winners will be revealed on @PoetryDayUK - 1st October.

It did my heart good to read all your marvelous poems - the standard of entries was very high.

Thanks to everyone who entered.

And here's a sample poem from my new @BloodaxeBooks collection - 'Place' recorded for @PoetryArchive Now:

Starting to think about what to read on Monday night. Tricky choosing a handful of poems from a book that works as a narrative. You can book your free ticket here: https://t.co/FVJrHLyO7l