Alison Binney

Alison Binney teaches English in a state secondary school and to trainee teachers on the PGCE English course at the University of Cambridge. Since creating more space in her life for writing, over the last four years she has been widely published, including in The North, Magma, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog and Popshot. Her poems have been longlisted in the National Poetry Competition and Highly Commended in The Bridport Prize. She founded the Cambridge branch of the National Writing Project, which brings together teachers as writers, and occasionally leads one-day writing and walking courses in the Peak District.

Alison's first pamphlet Other Women’s Kitchens won the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021.


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Author Events

Thursday 7th October, 19:30

We’re delighted to have Alison Binney and Robert Seatter joining us for Virtual First Thursday in October. Alison will be launching her debut pamphlet Other Women’s Kitchens, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize, and Robert Seatter will be reading from his latest collection The House of Everything. As usual our main readings will be followed by an open mic. Please email to sign up. Each reader is asked to keep their reading to one A4 page of poetry or prose. Tickets £2 plus Eventbrite admin fee. Purchase via Eventbrite Please...