Andy Croft Andy Croft has been active for many years in community writing projects, mostly on Teesside, including: director of the Writearound Festival, 1989 to 2000; organiser of monthly Poetry Live!/The Buzz/Crossing the Tees poetry readings, 1989-2008; member of organising committee, Teesside Musha'ara, 1990-99; editor, Mudfog Books, 1993-2003; editor of weekly page of readers’ poems and stories in the Evening Gazette, 1990-2000. He is the founder-director of T-junction, Teesside’s biannual international poetry festival, and runs the Ripon Poetry Festival.

Writing Residencies include the Hartlepool Headland, the Great North Run, the Southwell Poetry Festival, the Combe Down Stone Mines Project, HMP Holme House and HMP South Yorkshire.

Writing Residencies and Related Publications

HMP South Yorkshire, Doncaster, 2012-3

Writers in Prison Network

Forty-six Quid and a Bag of Dirty Washing

Forty-six Quid and a Bag of Dirty Washing

A novel about leaving prison.


ISBN: 9781908713025

Bare Freedom

Bare Freedom

The sequel to Forty-six Quid and a Bag of Dirty Washing


ISBN: 9781908713032

Combe Down Stone Mines Project, Bath 2009


Frances Lord (ed) The Stabilisation of Combe Down Stone Mines: the saving of a village

BANES, 2010

Southwell Poetry Festival 2006

Nottinghamshire County Council

Middlesbrough Borough Council, 2003-4

One Body Politic: Celebrating 150 Years of Middlesbrough’s Royal Charter

Middlesbrough Council, 2004

Smoke! an historical pageant

Mudfog, 2004

HMP Holme House, Stockton, 2000-4

Writers in Prison Network

Holme and Away

Poems and Stories from HMP Holme House, Stockton
Bar None Books, 2004

Great North Run, 2000

New Writing North/YOTA

The Great North Run

Poems by pupils from 8 Primary Schools, South Tyneside, 2001

Hartlepool Headland, 1998-9

Hartlepool Museum Service/New Writing North