Margaret Holbrook

Margaret Holbrook


I live in Cheshire and I write mainly poetry, short stories and plays. I have had work published in several anthologies and magazines. In October 2012 my play, ‘Soup for Starters’ received an Honourable Mention at the Ovation Theatre Awards. In June 2013 my play Talk To Me, was a winner at the 60 One Minute Play Festival in Halifax. I have read some of my stories and poetry on local radio. Watching and other Stories, a collection of short stories was published in June 2013.




Poetry, Fiction, Plays


Publications & Performance History

2 poetry collections: Hobby Horse Will Dance, Not Exactly Life,

Poetry/short prose collection: Over By Christmas (WWl theme)

Short fiction: Picking The Bones.

The novel, About Us, was published in 2017.

Margaret has also written Hurricane Jess, a children’s picture book

Broken Ties, new novel due for publication later in 2018..

I have had work published in several anthologies including, Shop Window Poetry, for the Bolton Arts Festival 2012, Poems for the People, for the Lindfield Arts Festival, 2013, the words are in the air still, poems for Revolution House, Chesterfield, my work has also recently appeared in SLQ and Orbis and been accepted for The Dawntreader. Two of my poems are on the Writers for Libraries website. Watching and other Stories was published in June 2013 Cul de Sac tales published November 2013.


Workshop & Reading Experience


I host 2 Open Mics (Spoken word) in the Stockport area and also host a Play Reading event in Stockport (new work). Details for all events on website.



On application. Member of Society of Authors.

Group size preference


Group age preference

7-11 years/ adult

Working languages


Area prepared to travel

Cheshire and surrounding area

Other information

I am available for readings/workshops in libraries. Fee on application, no minimum numbers required.