Anne Harvey trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and for three summer seasons ran the Guildhall Players Theatre Company in Perranporth, Cornwall. Since then she has worked in theatre and radio and taught, adjudicated and examined, becoming a Fellow of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama in 2003.
Literary presentations include portrayals of Christina Rossetti, Emily Tennyson, Gwen Raverat, Charlotte Mew, Dodie Smith, Eleanor Farjeon and Rumer Godden. She has written and presented radio programmes, and been frequently heard on Radio 4. Most recent programmes include ‘Morning Has Broken’, ‘Poetry Please’ and ‘The ABC of the BBC’.
She has edited over 35 anthologies of Poetry & Drama, ‘Shades of Green’ winning the Signal Award for Poetry in l992. Her most recent anthologies are ‘The Language of Love’ (Macmillan) and ‘Party Pieces’ (Sutton Publishing).
She continues to research the work and lives of Eleanor Farjeon and Edward Thomas. Her most recent work, ‘Adlestrop Revisited’ was the subject of a talk to the society at their February 2014 meetng.
Anne has visited Chichester Literary Society several times to talk about Eleanor Farjeon, Rumer Godden, Dodie Smith and others.
Anne will be speaking to the Society in September on the poet Walter de la Mare.