Julia Webb is a poet, editor, creative writing tutor and a creative coach living in Norwich. She has a first class honours degree in Creative Writing from Norwich University of the Arts and an MA in Creative Writing, Poetry from The University of East Anglia. Julia is one of the editorial team The Lighthouse – a journal for new writing published by Gatehouse Press.
Julia has been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize (2008 and 2009), highly commended in The Yeovil Prize (2009), commended in the Poetry-next-the-sea poetry competition (2012) and was runner up for the Cafe Writers’ Norfolk Commission (2009 and 2011). In 2010 she won an Arvon 42 Grant and in 2011 she was awarded a Malcolm Bradbury Continuation Grant from UEA. In 2011 she won The National Poetry Society Stanza Competition with her prose poem Lent which you can read here and in 2014 she was shortlisted for The Poetry School/Pighog pamphlet Prize. Julia’s first full poetry collection Bird Sisters will be published by Nine Arches Press in 2016.
She has performed in a variety of places including The Troubadour Club, Poetry-Next-the-Sea, Norwich Cafe Writers, The University of East Anglia, Ely River Rhymes Festival, The Poetry Cafe, Keats House, Norwich Millennium Library and Wymondham Words Literary Festival.
She has worked as both a poetry and prose mentor – her most recent mentee was long-listed for The Mslexia Memoir competition in 2014.
She is available for readings, mentorship, collaborations, tuition and commissions.