Anne will be reading her poetry at the Magnetic North-East Shuffle on Saturday 30th January, 7.00 – 8.30pm. She will join poets Linda France, W.N. Herbert, John Challis and Jo Clement in a celebratory evening of North-East poetry. Register for this Zoom event on The Shuffle Facebook page:
Anne’s poem ‘Anna’s Left Hand’, which won Second Prize in the 2016 International Prize for Poetry and Medicine Competition, has been published in a new anthology, The Hippocrates Prize – The First Ten Years (Hippocrates Press, 2020). Along with other past prizewinners, Anne will be reading her poem at the online launch on Wednesday 9 December at 9pm UK time. Register free on Eventbrite at
Anne’s poem ‘A Daughter Returns’ is published on Not Very Quiet, an Australian online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and beyond. Read the poem here:
Anne will be leading an online writing poetry workshop at the Berwick Literary Festival on Thursday 15th October (9.30am to 12 noon). The theme is ‘Adventures in Letters – The Epistolary Poem’. Registration begins on Monday 14th September. The workshop is free, but numbers are limited, so places must be booked in advance. For more information, visit
Anne’s poem ‘Women and wifies and lasses and bairns’ has been published in Butcher’s Dog 13. The poem celebrates the camaraderie she experienced on joining the Tweed Striders Walk-Jog programme and the exhilaration of taking up running in her fifties.
Three of Anne’s poems have been published in Poetry Salzburg Review 35: ‘Breakfast in Lisbon’, ‘Der Schwebende’ (The Floating One – after the sculpture of an angel made by Ernst Barlach), and ‘Hanamuke’ (farewell gifts – Japanese).
Another poem, ‘Schlaflied’ (lullaby), appears in Envoi 184.