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Annie Hayter

Writer, Performer and Facilitator

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​Hello, I'm Annie, and I am a London writer and workshop facilitator who is deeply invested in exploring queerness, mythologies, and vulnerability. I was shortlisted for The White Review's Poetry Prize, Young People’s Laureate for London and am a Barbican Young Poet and won a London Writers Award. 


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


I've had poems, stories and reviews published in The Big Issue, MAGMA The London Magazine, The Kindling, Oxford Review of Books, TimeOut, Token Magazine, Tentacular, and been commissioned by Bedtime Stories for the End of the World and the Barbican. I've performed at The Forward Prizes, Brighton FestivalSouthbank Centre,  Cambridge Union, Queer Fringe, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Barbican, the American Embassy, Verve Poetry Festival, Logbooks, Walthamstow Garden Party, and  Radio 3. 

I've facilitated online and in-person workshops with the Barbican, Spread The Word, Entelechy Arts, the Albany, National Youth Orchestra, Spread The Word, Headway East London,  Floating Classroom, Future Men, Dragon Café, East London Tales, and the Anna Freud Centre. also facilitate for Writerz & Scribez, and their partners: Lewisham Homes, Crisis, and Dalgarno Trust.

I am available for paid writing commissions, workshops and one-on-one feedback sessions - do get in touch for more information.

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