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Penny Thomas

Publisher, Firefly Press

Roman Simić

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

Deborah Smith

Publisher, Tilted Axis Press

Maarya Rehman

Director Libraries and Outreach services, British Council Pakistan

Ieva Balode

International Writers' and Translators' House, Project Manager

Melizarani T.Selva

Spoken Word Poet / Journalist

Oksana Shchur

Literature Program Curator, Mystetskyi Arsenal

Frankie Murrey

Open Book Festival; Festival Coordinator

Jarred McGinnis

Creative Director, The Special Relationship

Charlotte Ormston

Word-o-Mat, founder and project leader

Fiona Bennett

Writer and Founder, The Poetry Exchange

Gizem Ozguven

Festival Program Manager, ITEF - Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival

Rachel McCrum

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

Youlya Vronskaya

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

Tom Abba

Associate Professor: Art & Design, Bristol UWE

Annie Rutherford

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

Hanaa Al-Bayati

University Professor, University of Basrah

Peggy Hughes

Literary Dundee, Manager

Vicky Lekone

British Council

Richard Georges

Moko Magazine / Editor & Author

Laurie Garrison

Academic, writer and advocate of women writers

Hilary Copeland

General Manager, The John Hewitt Society

Helen Chaloner

CEO, Literature Works

Rebecca Rickman

Producer, Ideamachine

Aimee Wilkinson

Writer Development Manager, Writing East Midlands

Leusa Llewelyn

Head of Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre (Literature Wales)

Laura Kenwright

Communications and Projects Manager, Spread the Word

Emma D'Costa

Programme Officer, Commonwealth Writers

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

National Coordinator of Literature

Dike Chukwumerije

Managing Director, Simply Poetry Ltd

Mark Hewitt

LLL Productions, Artistic Director

Saada El-Akhrass

Arts Manager, British Council in Canada

Wu Qi

Chief editor of OWMagazine

Dylan Calder

Director, Pop Up Projects

Elena Schmitz

Head of Programmes, Literature Wales

Jenny Harris

Independent Producer

Sharmilla Beezmohun

Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, Producer

Nhã Thuyên


Sadaf Saaz

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

Derron Sandy

The 2 Cents Movement, Artistic Director

Joe Kriss

Director, Wordlife

Lefa Singleton Norton

Founder, Women in Literary Arts Australia

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Executive Director at FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association

Sue John

Enterprise Development Manager, Glasgow Women's Library

Claire Mabey

Lit Crawl Wellington Director

Lyndsey Fineran

Literature Festival Programme Manager, Cheltenham Festivals

Nicholas Laughlin

Programme director, Bocas Lit Fest

Diana Santiago

African Writers Trust, Programmes Associate

Malavika Banerjee

Director, Kolkata Literary Meet

Anna Jean Hughes

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

Rebecca Wilkie

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

Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

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

Daria Stokoz

Arts Coordinator, British Council Ukraine