Vicky Arthurs


Vicky Arthurs is a writer, editor, performer and workshop leader. Her debut poetry collection Limehaven is published by IRON Press.

Vicky’s festival appearances include Books on Tyne, Eclectic IRON Literary Festival, and THE IRON AGE Festival. She has also performed at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and other regional venues.

Vicky has worked in television, training, simplified communications and publishing. She also ran her own business in the personal development sector for ten years. Clients included the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sage Gateshead, Northern Stage, Live Academy, Actors Centre North East, Association of Teachers of Singing, Making Music, Newcastle University, Northumbria University and the University of Leeds.

Reviews for Limehaven:

"…the best debut collection I’ve read in ages. This delightful, nostalgic book is a love letter to Vicky’s grandparents. The poems are clever and beautiful…”
Elaine Cusack, Culture Magazine

"…the language is simple, there is an immediacy here, a freshness… It illustrates Arthurs’ gift for tenderness, which is so powerfully demonstrated in this collection.”
Paul Blake, Brittle Star

"With its lyrical form, the poetry is inspired by childhood memory… beautifully presented…”
Mslexia: Indie Presses

Writes poetry. Accepts commissions for articles, reviews and editorial work.
Gives readings and talks at festivals, events and book groups.
Poetry. Family History. Nature. Performance. Alexander Technique. Self-development.