Lottie Angell specialises in writing poetry and short stories after graduating with a 1st Class Masters in Creative Writing from Brighton University. During her time here she was tutored by award winning poet John McCullough who says of Lottie’s Poetry: ‘Lottie Angell writes spiky, politically urgent poems that are also full of subtleties. She expertly handles the white silence of the page to expose the operations of patriarchy by probing the limits of the speakable. Her work is exciting, compassionate and fundamentally uplifting.’
Lottie has been creative writer in residence at spiritual and educational charity The Hamblin Centre since November 2017. She now guest writes for their blog and magazine Hamblin Vision. You can read Lottie’s latest article: Who do you think you are? Habitual thought, Feminism and Freedom by clicking HERE to purchase the Spring 2019 issue.
In 2018 Lottie was recognised as a highly commended writer by The British Council after entering a competition to receive a Nature Writing Scholarship. As such, she was invited to Munich to attend the British Council Nature Writing Seminar which was full of exciting talks and readings by some of the UK’s most excellent writers.
In addition, she was invited to take part in a nature writing workshop with award winning poet Helen Mort and author/journalist Prof. Dr. Torsten Schäfer. Whilst in Munich Lottie attended a further writing workshop with award winning poet Nancy Campbell where she learnt about the art of erasure poetry. Nancy said of Lottie’s poetry pamphlet Paper Cranes (created for The Hamblin Centre):‘It is a beautiful project in every way, and the manner in which the poems are presented is inspired.’
Most recently Lottie was one of nine Sussex-based writers chosen to feature in an anthology of short stories and poems celebrating independent bookshops, edited by Elina Dow. You can download your copy of Bookish HERE which includes Lottie’s poem For Display Only.
Furthermore, Lottie works as a freelance marketing coordinator and virtual assistant for companies who strive to help others such as Jungle Healing and My Vocal Therapy. Her responsibilities include writing blog posts, managing social media accounts, writing press releases and creating/implementing marketing campaigns. Furthermore, she carries out administrative duties, editing/uploading of videos and creates new, SEO compliant website content via wordpress.
During 2009-2014 Lottie ran her own performing arts company, Limelight. She continues to indulge her passion for performing by teaching performing arts to children and adults. She also holds Creative Writing Workshops for adults. Each workshop is designed to help both beginners and experienced writers develop their skillset. Furthermore, workshops are focused on helping attendees grow in confidence and reconnect with themselves through writing.
To contact Lottie regarding holding creative writing workshops, artist in residence opportunities or your companies marketing/administrative needs, click HERE.