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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrea Witzke Slot  

Pen Name: Andrea Witzke Leavey in publications prior to 2011

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born:


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Illinois Connection

Witzke Slot taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in Chicago, she was also an associate editor at Rhino Poetry as well as the book review editor for Fifth Wednesday.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrea Witzke Slot is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. ​After teaching for many years (primary school in the UK, community college in Texas, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago after earning her PhD), Andrea now lives in London where she is a contributing artist with Fiona Lesley's Poetry Exchange and works daily to capture the unexpected beauty of humanity and nature in words, paints, piano and photography. Her publications include To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press 2012), a poetry collection inspired by H.D.'s Sea Garden poems and The Ministry of Flowers, a poetry collection that explores how flowers, both real and metaphorical, can provide their own kind of ministry, offering hope and inspiring kindness in our pandemic-changed world. Her fiction has won prizes with Able Muse and Fiction International, while over a dozen of her poems, short stories, and a novel manuscript have placed in competitions in both the US and the UK. Her work can be found in such journals as Stand Magazine, Ambit, American Literary Review, Bellevue Review, Acumen, Under the Radar and The American Literary Review, among many others.


Awards

Fiction International's Short Short Fiction Prize, 2015

Able Muse's Write Prize in Fiction, 2015

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The ministry of flowers /
ISBN: 1912436434. OCLC Number: 1154084502

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To find a new beauty /
ISBN: 0983700133. OCLC Number: 794553891

Gold Wake Press,. .