Lottie Angell is a Sussex based poet who graduated with a first class masters in Creative Writing from The University of Brighton in 2018. During her time there 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.’
Creative Writing Residencies
Lottie was creative writer in residence at spiritual and educational charity The Hamblin Centre between 2017-2019. She now guest writes for The Hamblin Vision’s magazine and offers in person/online workshops that combine wellbeing and writing (more to be added soon!). From May/June 2022 Lottie will be sharing meditations for young children and teenagers via The Hamblin Vision’s You Tube channel.
Virtual Admin & Marketing Support
Lottie works as a freelance writer offering Virtual Marketing & Administrative Support to companies big or small. If you’re a company in need of assistance you can find out more HERE.
Creative Writing Workshops, 1:1 Tuition, Writing Groups & Bespoke Poetry
Massage Training & Meditation
Lottie is a fully insured, certified Thai Yoga Masseuse who trained under the expert guidance of Marek Gabor of Jungle Healing in Sept 2016, completing her course in Jan 2018. Marek is one of the few authorised teachers of The Sunshine Network in the UK. Lottie also undertook Marek’s unique Thai Oil Fusion course in 2019, enabling her to practice Thai Massage with use of therapeutic oils on the massage bed. Both courses are recognised by professional association with the CMA (Complimentary Medical Association). Lottie completed her Anatomy & Physiology for Alternative Medicine in 2019 with The School of Health, giving her a deeper understanding of the structure of the body and how it functions. As part of Lottie’s practical courses, she learnt about Buddhist philosophy and practised regular meditation under Marek’s guidance.
Performing Arts Training
During 2009-2014 Lottie ran her own performing arts company, Limelight, after graduating with a BA Hons degree in Drama and Creative Writing from Royal Holloway University. She continues to indulge her passion for performing by teaching performing arts to children and adults in group and one to one settings.
To contact Lottie regarding holding creative writing workshops for your writing group or company, 1:1 creative writing tuition, Mindscape Writing Group, artist in residence opportunities, freelance writing support or 1:1 drama tuition you can email [email protected]
Competitions & Published Work
- Most recently, Lottie’s poem ‘Bowl Barrow’ was one of 13% of entries that made the long list for the 2021 Fish Poetry Prize, judged by distinguished poet and previous US poet laureate, Billy Collins.
- Lottie’s poems ‘I am in the walls’, ‘Latched’ and ‘Something Changed’ were chosen by editor Susan Croft to feature as part of the inspiring project, Her Inside Stories: A collection of writings in response to the Covid 19 experience of quarantine, lockdown, social isolation and distancing, from the point of view of women. To read Lottie’s poems click HERE. NB: The third poem ‘Something Changed’ is best read on a full computer screen to see the correct layout of the poem.
- In 2020, Lottie’s ten-line poem ‘Caked’ was one of twenty six poems out of one hundred and seventy one entries chosen by award winning judge John McCullough to feature in Shoreham Wordfest’s anthology of ten-line poems. To read ‘Caked’, and purchase the anthology – celebrating ten years of words written, spoken and sung – click HERE.
- At the end of 2019, three of Lottie’s poems from her upcoming debut pamphlet The Isolation Hospital were chosen by editors Amanda McLeod and Mela Blust to feature in Animal Heart Press‘ Womxn’s Anthology. This inspiring anthology is available to purchase HERE in paperback and via amazon as an eBook.
- 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.’