South West Writers

Lorna Thorpe

About the Author

An award-winning poet, Lorna Thorpe also writes short stories and features, and works as a freelance writer.

Lorna is the author of three poetry books. She loves performing her work and has read at a number of literary festivals across the country.

An experienced mentor and teacher of writing, Lorna runs workshops for creative and business writing. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA.

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Recent Publications

Sweet Torture of Breathing , Arc , 2011
A Ghost in my House , Arc , 2008
Dancing to Motown , Pighog Press , 2005

Awards and Residencies

Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Dancing to Motown
Shortlisted for New Writer short story prize
Arts Council awards , 2001, 2004, 2010
Awarded a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship 2014/15

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