Anne grew up in Congleton in the north-west of England and now lives in West Yorkshire where she lives with her son. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies - Poet's Cheshire (Headland) and The Nerve (Virago) and in three collections by Cinnamon Press. She has completed an MA in writing poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and now teaches creative writing at Bolton University and for the OU. She performs all over the UK, and has just won a first collection award from Cinnamon Press which is due out in 2011.
She also runs a company called Sources that specialises in using text and visual art together with digital artist Jack Lockhart. The National Association for Writers in Education employs Anne to run their professional development programme for writers.
Poetry and Memoir
PUBLICATIONS | PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Anne’s work is widely published in magazines and journals, including Quattrocento, Writing Women, Magma, The North, Poetry Wales and has been accepted for DreamCatcher (in 2010).
Her first collection of poetry was ’Slug Language’ - (Happenstance 2008)
Her forthcoming poetry collection is ’Talking with the Dead’ (Cinnamon Press February 2011) and has been described by Alison Brackenbury:
‘Anne Caldwell’s poems deal passionately with grief and birth, love - and lobsters. They are intensely alive, flighty as young animals; powerful and varied as the sea.’
She has also published a book of stories with five other writers called ’Some Girls Mothers’ (Route 2008).
She has performed all over the North West and Yorkshire in libraries and literature festivals including Off the Shelf, Trafford Book Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Central Library, Oldham Literature Festival and Morley Literature Festival.
WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S
Anne is a highly experienced workshop leader and regularly reads her work across the region and nationally.
Here are some comments from recent library based workshops in 2010 with the Some Girls' Mothers publication:
A very inspiring afternoon
A very enjoyable afternoon and lots of fun and inspiration
I really enjoyed this afternoon – I found it inspiring and it made me look at my family relationships
Thank you – A great catalyst – I promise to go away and write!
Alicia Stubbersfield - Lecturer, John Moores University
Address 17 Townfield Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire
Telephone Number 01928 739941
Email address A.J.Stubbersfield@ljmu.ac.uk
Paul Munden - NAWE (national association for writers in education)
NAWE po box 1 Sheriff Hutton, York, Y060 7YU
Tel 01653 618429
GROUP SIZE PREFERENCE
15 - workshop
GROUP AGE PREFERENCE
AREA/S PREPARED TO TRAVEL
Anne is also experienced in Reader Development and is happy to work with reading groups, staff training and reading promotions.