Working with some of your favourite authors, publishers & festivals for key publicity, social media campaigns & events often feels like the best job in the world. Here are some of the projects I’ve been lucky to work on since October 2013.
PR Campaign for Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017. 2017 Festival preview announcement
Booking agent for The Glass Aisle with poet Paul Henry and singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (Stornoway).
Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014-2018, programming & production of the Babble On spoken word strand in collaboration with award-winning poet Luke Wright. Events have included Protest: The Rhetoric of Resistance, Prolong The Talk: Reimagining Philip Larkin 1985-2015, Comic Verse, Voices in the Dark & Undisciplined with performances from artists including The Last Poets, Kate Tempest, Roger McGough, Hera…
Social Media Campaign Manager for Jewish Book Week 2018 & 2017, Kings Place.
PR campaigns Autumn 2016: Selected Poems (1968-2014) by Paul Muldoon, Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Leigh and The Map and The Clock: A Laureate’s Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke. Tour Manager & PR campaigns: Faber New Poets: Pamphlets #13-#16 April 2016 (Elaine Beckett, Crispin Best,…
Freelance campaign for Mandasue Heller’s Sunday Times bestseller RUN (12 January 2017). In-house campaigns as Acting Head of Publicity (Crime) working on publicity campaigns and events for the Crime Fiction list including new books by Louise Millar, Lin Anderson, Kerry Wilkinson, Rebecca Whitney & Shari King.
Tour Manager for Adam Kay’s This is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor tour 2017 and Shore to Shore 2016 : Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson plus special guest poets.
Freelance UK publicity campaigns for: Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death and Drums, Drums, Drums by Travis Barker published in UK on 19 November 2015 Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald published in UK on 13 August 2015
Branchage Festival, 24-28 September 2014, Jersey. Literary programming & festival social media campaign. Events programmed included – Spoken Word brunches, Caught by the River socials, Bob Stanley’s Pop Quiz with live band, Karl Marx debate, Dylan Thomas Centenary event & island walking tours in association with National Trust & CIOS. Artists involved included Melissa Harrison,…
Foyles Grand Opening Festival, 11 June – 5 July 2014, programmed over 60 events from panel discussions to film screenings to workshops with artists including Jarvis Cocker, Owen Jones, Sarah Waters, Judith Kerr, PD James, Hilary Mantel, Malorie Blackman, Michael Rosen, Saint Etienne & Simon Armitage. Listed by Time Magazine as one of the Top 5 UK…
Winter Shuffle, 5-15 December 2013. Programmed literary events with authors including Irvine Welsh, Jill Dawson, Richard Skinner, Evie Wyld, Michael Smith, Adam Foulds, John Andrews, Will Burns, Maria McCann & Christmas Stories with Richard Wilson & friends.
Publicity & events for Do Book Co. 2014 releases including: Do Lead by Les McKeown Do Protect by Jonathan Rees Do Sourdough by Andrew Whitley Do Purpose by David Hieatt Do Improvise by Rob Poynton