Maria Stadnicka is a writer, freelance journalist and lecturer. She started writing at the age of seven and published her first poems in 1995.
Between 1996 and 2003 Maria lived in Iasi and Botosani, Romania and won 12 Romanian national prizes for poetry, as well as Porni Luceafarul… – First Prize for poetry collection and Convorbiri Literare publishing house, T. Arghezi – First Prize for poetry and V. Alecsandri – First Prize for poetry.
She worked as a radio and TV broadcaster, presenter and editor in chief for Radio North-East, TV Europa Nova and Radio Hit and was a member of the literary group Club 8, Romania.
In 2003, Maria moved to England and in 2010 she became member of the Stroud Writers Group, Gloucestershire. She read poetry in Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Botosani, Suceava, Tg. Jiu, Sighisoara (Romania) London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Winchester (United Kingdom).
Maria Stadnicka published poetry in:
– Wienzeile (Vienna, Austria);
– Cronica, Poesis, Hyperion, LiterNet, Convorbiri literare, LitArt (Iasi, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Suceava, Botosani, Tg. Mures – Romania);
– Contrafort and Discobolul (Republic of Moldova);
– Gracious Light, The Clouds, Dissident Voice (USA);
– International Times, I am not a silent poet, Amaryllis, Stride, Tears in the Fence, Your One Phone Call (United Kingdom).
Books and pamphlets:
– O-Zone Friendly poetry anthology (Iasi, Romania ISBN – 973-99824-7-6, 2002);
– Pamphlet 15 – Change and Permanence (Stroud, England, 2012);
– Pamphlet 15 – Trust and Betrayal (Stroud, England, 2014);
– A Short Story about War, poetry collection (Yew Tree Press, England, 2014 ISBN 978-0-9562038-4-7, available here);
– Stroud Poets pamphlet I, poetry anthology (Yew Tree Press, England, 2016 ISBN – 978-0-9956603-0-4 available here );
– Exitus, small poetry collection 2017, published by Smallminded Books, edited and printed by Rupert M. Loydell. Limited edition.
– Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2012, 2013, 2014;
– Waterstones Cheltenham, 2012;
– Covent Garden Market, London, 2013, The Cards, poetry and drawings, collaboration with Lorraine Robbins, contemporary artist;
– Blablablah Tabacco Factory Theatres Bristol, 2013;
– Poetography, Stroud 2014;
– Stroud Arts Festival, Open Studios, 2014, The Doll’s House, poetry and installations, collaboration with Rita Fenning, artist;
–Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, collaboration with Andrew Morrison, poet, University of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Improvisors Orchestra at The Chapel, Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham, 2015;
–Surgery – Jay Ramsay, Stroud 2015;
–Stroud Book Festival 2016;
–Political Valentines – The Politics Kitchen featuring SPIRO, Hattie Briggs and Jennifer Maidman Music, The Subscription Rooms Stroud, 2017;
– Tears in the Fence Poetry Festival, 2017.
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