International Literature Showcase Festival Forum

International Literature Showcase Festival Forum

16 Mar 2017, 13:00 - 17:00

High Street Theatre

Language:
English

Join us for a half day forum exploring literary festivals, from programming to public engagement, communities to controversy and everything in between. For festival professionals, booksellers, authors, publishers, agents and literary editors!

 

1.00pm Festival Communities

2.00pm Festival Utopias

3.30pm Hay at 30: A Global Conversation

 

Contributors

  • Arifa Akbar

    Speaker

    Journalist

    Arifa Akbar is a journalist, critic and columnist, and the former literary editor of The Independent where she worked from 2001 until April 2016, as...

  • Syima Aslam

    Speaker

    Managing Director And Artistic Director

    Bradford Literature Festival

    Syima Aslam is MD & Artistic Director of the Bradford Literature Festival which curate’s literatures from around the world across all genres, and...

  • Nick Barley

    Speaker

    Director

    Edinburgh International Book Festival

    Nick Barley is chair of the Man Booker International Prize 2017 and Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He moved to Scotland in...

  • Genevieve Christie

    Speaker

    Executive Director

    FlipSide

    Genevieve Christie is a founder and co-director of Suffolk based arts charity FlipSide.  Having worked for more than twenty years in television as a...

  • Peter Florence

    Speaker

    Director

    Hay Festival

    Peter Florence is Director of Hay Festival, which he started in 1987 around his mother’s kitchen table, with his parents and a few friends. Over the...

  • Cristina Fuentes La Roche

    Speaker

    International Director

    Hay Festival

    Cristina Fuentes La Roche is International Director of Hay Festival, overseeing festivals in Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and Denmark. Prior to...

  • Georgina Godwin

    Speaker

    Independent broadcast journalist

    Georgina Godwin is an independent broadcast journalist. A regular chair of literary events, she is Books Editor for Monocle 24 and presenter of the...

  • Jarred McGinnis

    Speaker

    Co-founder

    The Special Relationship

  • Jenny Niven

    Speaker

    Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing

    Creative Scotland

    Jenny Niven is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Scotland’s national funding and development agency, Creative Scotland. She was Acting...

  • Adrian Turpin

    Speaker

    Artistic Director

    Wigtown

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