Monday, November 19, 2012

2014 Writers & Readers Week Programme Manager Appointment Made

The New Zealand International Arts Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Carmody to the role of Writers & Readers Week Programme Manager for the 2014 Festival.

Many in the trade will know Kathryn as a publicist and may also remember her from her time as a bookseller with Capital Books and Unity Books Wellington. Most recently she has been working with non-fiction and children’s book authors published by Craig Potton Publishing and Te Papa Press, and on events with Creative New Zealand and the Department of Internal Affairs. She is also heavily involved with the literary journal New Zealand Books: A Quarterly Review, and has strong ties to the Randell Cottage Writers Residency and the BNZ Literary Awards.

Kathryn has worked with the Festival on three previous occasions as coordinator to two former Writers & Readers Week programme managers, Anne Chamberlain and Laura Kroetsch. She will be performing the role with guidance from Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza and the Festival’s Literary Advisory Group.

Festival Executive Director Sue Paterson said, “Kathryn’s experience of this event, added to her considerable knowledge of writers, books and the publishing world made her an ideal candidate for this position. We are thrilled to welcome Kathryn back to the team.”

Kathryn’s first day in the role is Monday 28 January 2013. The dates for the next New Zealand International Arts Festival are 21 February – 16 March 2014. 

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