Anna Chilvers is a writer, a runner, a long distance walker, a mother, a teacher and a reader. Her first novel, FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS, was published by Bluemoose in 2010. She has also published a collection of short stories, LEGGING IT (Pennine Prospects, 2012) and her play, THE ROOM was performed in the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2013. She has written another novel, TAINTED LOVE and is currently working on a collection of poetry as well as beginning novel number three. She teaches writing for the WEA and works with other groups of young writers and adults.
Anna was Writer in Residence for the Watershed Landscape project and worked on the Stanza Stones project with Simon Armitage, as well as with iMove on Wordstones and Words and Walking. She is particularly interested in the links between writing, walking and the landscape. She is a member of the Elmet Trust and organises the Ted Hughes Festival, The Elmet Poetry Prize and the Ted Hughes Young Poets Award. Anna has worked extensively with bookgroups and has run the 646 Book Club for ten years. She lives in Hebden Bridge with her family and her dog, Bet, and two cats.