Sidmouth Literary Festival

Liz was very excited to be appointed Festival Director for the Sidmouth Literary Festival in 2019 where she works with their talented team to deliver a high quality, exciting and innovative event, managing communications and event preparation with all partners, venues, authors and organisations.

The festival was the brainchild of Wayne Winstone, owner of Winstone’s Books, Di Bowerman, Jane Corry and many others. The first festival featured well known authors such as Terry Waite and Helen Lederer visiting Sidmouth to take part in lectures, seminars and workshops. Book lovers wanted more and in 2016 the programme was extended the programme to offer guidance on writing, as well as a range of authors talking about their work.

In 2021, we were honoured to have prestigious speakers for our highly successful online programme such as Terry Waite OBE, Naomi Ishiguro, David Mitchell, Sarah Moss, Lucy Holland and Andy Cooper. The jewel in the Festival crown is always the How To Get Published and this year we had top Agents and Publishers from UK leading agencies to give advice and support to writers starting on their publishing journey.

As Festival Director, Liz was responsible for liaison between speakers and their publicists, online bookings, marketing, social media and communication with attendees.




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