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Mark Hewitt

LLL Productions, Artistic Director

Sadaf Saaz

Director & Producer, Dhaka Literary Festival, and poet & writer

Aimee Wilkinson

Writer Development Manager, Writing East Midlands

Elena Schmitz

Head of Programmes, Literature Wales

Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

Director (manager of different festivals), Public organization Laikas skaityti

Lyndsey Fineran

Literature Festival Programme Manager, Cheltenham Festivals

Melizarani T.Selva

Spoken Word Poet / Journalist

Saada El-Akhrass

Arts Manager, British Council in Canada

Daria Stokoz

Arts Coordinator, British Council Ukraine

Charlotte Ormston

Word-o-Mat, founder and project leader

Richard Georges

Moko Magazine / Editor & Author

Hanaa Al-Bayati

University Professor, University of Basrah

Frankie Murrey

Open Book Festival; Festival Coordinator

Nicholas Laughlin

Programme director, Bocas Lit Fest

Peggy Hughes

Literary Dundee, Manager

Jarred McGinnis

Creative Director, The Special Relationship

Claire Mabey

Lit Crawl Wellington Director

Dylan Calder

Director, Pop Up Projects

Lefa Singleton Norton

Founder, Women in Literary Arts Australia

Annie Rutherford

Programme Co-ordinator, StAnza, Scotland's international poetry festival

Laurie Garrison

Academic, writer and advocate of women writers

Penny Thomas

Publisher, Firefly Press

Rebecca Wilkie

Senior Programme Manager (Festivals and Events), New Writing North

Rebecca Rickman

Producer, Ideamachine

Gizem Ozguven

Festival Program Manager, ITEF - Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival

Malavika Banerjee

Director, Kolkata Literary Meet

Deborah Smith

Publisher, Tilted Axis Press

Diana Santiago

African Writers Trust, Programmes Associate

Sharmilla Beezmohun

Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, Producer

Maarya Rehman

Director Libraries and Outreach services, British Council Pakistan

Wu Qi

Chief editor of OWMagazine

Hilary Copeland

General Manager, The John Hewitt Society

Rachel McCrum

Administrative Director/Board Member, Mile End Poets' Festival/La Poesie Partout

Dike Chukwumerije

Managing Director, Simply Poetry Ltd

Leusa Llewelyn

Head of Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre (Literature Wales)

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Joe Kriss

Director, Wordlife

Derron Sandy

The 2 Cents Movement, Artistic Director

Ieva Balode

International Writers' and Translators' House, Project Manager

Oksana Shchur

Literature Program Curator, Mystetskyi Arsenal

Vicky Lekone

British Council

Roman Simić

Artistic director/editor/writer, Festival of the European Short Story

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

National Coordinator of Literature

Tom Abba

Associate Professor: Art & Design, Bristol UWE

Youlya Vronskaya

Head of International Projects, Leo Tolstoy Museum & Estate Yasnaya Polyana

Laura Kenwright

Communications and Projects Manager, Spread the Word

Helen Chaloner

CEO, Literature Works

Sue John

Enterprise Development Manager, Glasgow Women's Library

Jenny Harris

Independent Producer

Emma D'Costa

Programme Officer, Commonwealth Writers

Fiona Bennett

Writer and Founder, The Poetry Exchange

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Executive Director at FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association

Anna Jean Hughes

Founder and Publisher at The Pigeonhole, Editor-in-Chief at Hyphae Books