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Annie Hayter

Writer, Performer and Facilitator

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​Annie Hayter was shortlisted for Young People’s Laureate for London in 2020 and is an alumnus of both the Barbican Young Poets and the London Writers Awards for Poetry.


They came 3rd for the Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry 2021,  shortlisted for Bath Flash Fiction and The London Magazine Short Story Prize, longlisted for Alpine Fellowship and Mslexia Flash Fiction,  and commended in the Bristol Short Story Prize. They won BBC Proms Young Poet 2011, and were runner-up for Times Young Poet 2012.


Performances at The Brighton Festival, the Southbank Centre,  Cambridge Union, Queer Fringe, Cheltenham Literary Festival, the Barbican, Verve Poetry Festival, Logbooks Podcast,  Hoxton Hall, Barking Broadway, Walthamstow Garden Party, and Radio 3. Published in MAGMA, The Kindling, Oxford Review of Books and TimeOut, forthcoming in Tentacular, and commissions by Bedtime Stories for the End of the World and Barbican.

Facilitated workshops with the Barbican, Spread The Word, Entelechy Arts, the Albany, National Youth Orchestra, Spread The Word, Headway East London,  Floating Classroom, Future Men, Westminster Befriend A Family, Dragon Café, East London Tales, and the Anna Freud Centre.


She also facilitates for Writerz and Scribez, for partners: Lewisham Homes, Crisis Skylight, and Dalgarno Trust.

Headshot by Christy Ku




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