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Annie Rutherford

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

Dylan Calder

Director, Pop Up Projects

Laurie Garrison

Academic, writer and advocate of women writers

Jenny Harris

Independent Producer

Sadaf Saaz

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

Nhã Thuyên


Emma D'Costa

Programme Officer, Commonwealth Writers

Maarya Rehman

Director Libraries and Outreach services, British Council Pakistan

Claire Mabey

Lit Crawl Wellington Director

Hilary Copeland

General Manager, The John Hewitt Society

Diana Santiago

African Writers Trust, Programmes Associate

Ieva Balode

International Writers' and Translators' House, Project Manager

Wu Qi

Chief editor of OWMagazine

Lyndsey Fineran

Literature Festival Programme Manager, Cheltenham Festivals

Frankie Murrey

Open Book Festival; Festival Coordinator

Peggy Hughes

Literary Dundee, Manager

Vicky Lekone

British Council

Daria Stokoz

Arts Coordinator, British Council Ukraine

Fiona Bennett

Writer and Founder, The Poetry Exchange

Jarred McGinnis

Creative Director, The Special Relationship

Richard Georges

Moko Magazine / Editor & Author

Nicholas Laughlin

Programme director, Bocas Lit Fest

Deborah Smith

Publisher, Tilted Axis Press

Derron Sandy

The 2 Cents Movement, Artistic Director

Mark Hewitt

LLL Productions, Artistic Director

Melizarani T.Selva

Spoken Word Poet / Journalist

Gizem Ozguven

Festival Program Manager, ITEF - Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival

Tom Abba

Associate Professor: Art & Design, Bristol UWE

Saada El-Akhrass

Arts Manager, British Council in Canada

Lefa Singleton Norton

Founder, Women in Literary Arts Australia

Elena Schmitz

Head of Programmes, Literature Wales

Rebecca Rickman

Producer, Ideamachine

Aimee Wilkinson

Writer Development Manager, Writing East Midlands

Rebecca Wilkie

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

Sharmilla Beezmohun

Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, Producer

Laura Kenwright

Communications and Projects Manager, Spread the Word

Hilda Twongyeirwe

Executive Director at FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association

Oksana Shchur

Literature Program Curator, Mystetskyi Arsenal

Penny Thomas

Publisher, Firefly Press

Leusa Llewelyn

Head of Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre (Literature Wales)

Rachel McCrum

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

Helen Chaloner

CEO, Literature Works

Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

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

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

National Coordinator of Literature

Hanaa Al-Bayati

University Professor, University of Basrah

Joe Kriss

Director, Wordlife

Roman Simić

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

Youlya Vronskaya

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

Charlotte Ormston

Word-o-Mat, founder and project leader

Malavika Banerjee

Director, Kolkata Literary Meet

Dike Chukwumerije

Managing Director, Simply Poetry Ltd

Anna Jean Hughes

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

Sue John

Enterprise Development Manager, Glasgow Women's Library