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Grace Ridley is an English poet and writer based in leafy Warwickshire.  


An 'Old Edwardian' she attended William Shakespeare’s school, King Edward VI in Stratford-upon-Avon after graduating from her alma mater Henley-in-Arden School.


Recently short-listed for the position of Warwickshire's Young Poet Laureate and winner of the 2020 High Steward of Stratford Poetry Cup, Grace is a poet at heart and loves playing with words and phrases until something works.  All the while trying to immortalise those she loves in verse. 


Connect with Grace on Linkedin ( to find out more about her workplace adventures which have involved:

  • supporting the charity Own Books (launching The Poet Tree, a creative writing project for young children),

  • working for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as a Reading Room Assistant,

  • a spell as an online-Tutor for primary school children through Explore Learning,


  • working her magic as an Artisan Chocolatier at Henley Chocolates.



"Having shared my poems with my neighbours during the Spring 2020 ‘lock-down’, one of them was kind enough to re-write my ‘Longhand’ poem out in her beautiful calligraphy longhand and return it to me as a card; whilst encouraging me to share my poetry thoughts with the world.  So here we are.  A website later and I’m at a point to share my feelings and words with all of you and I hope that you enjoy sharing them with your loved ones too."

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