"I was born with a core understanding that life itself is a creative process. From my earliest life, I was drawn to music, dance, literature, drama and all forms of art. As a young person, I realized that artists and thinkers are my primary tribe. I've always enjoyed exploring the intersections of disciplines."

Anne combines creative writing, book making, paper making and performance in a variety of venues including public workshops, art galleries, public schools and housing communities, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and others. She works with young people and adults, teaching literacy and the power of a creative life.

She is the author of 2 published books of poems as well as works of creative nonfiction. Her first children's book, The Daring Egg, will be released in September 2017.

Anne is a visual artist whose sculpture, drawings and books have been exhibited and sold in galleries and are in private collections across the country including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, the Birmingham Art Association and other venues.

Anne speaks across the world on topics including creativity, awareness practice and empowering trauma survivors to thrive. She performs as a poet, storyteller, singer-songwriter, and in dramatic performance including Tennessee Williams' Auto-da-Fe, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, Kenneth Patchen's The City Wears a Slouch Hat. 

In 2016 Anne founded Green Bucket Press, producing writing products and programs that explore and promote authentic voice.

To contact Anne: amb@annemarkhambailey.com