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Added: Thursday 11th May, 2017

New Writing South appoints first Guest Artistic Director

We're pleased to announce that inspirational poet, performer and literary producer, Dean Atta, has been appointed as New Writing South's first Guest Artistic Director.

At NWS we believe writers are leading the way, not just in literary practice but in new ways of reaching audiences, in entrepreneurial approaches to the work and in championing diversity. So we're remaking our organisation to become more writer-led, with diversity and inclusivity as the driving forces for our future.

We're looking forward to the new ideas and ways of working that Dean will bring over the next year and to welcoming writers at every level of their careers as we embark on this journey.

Dean: I am delighted to step up into a leading role in an organisation that has provided me with invaluable support and opportunities as a writer, workshop facilitator and event producer. I look forward to helping New Writing South support other writers in their career development and am committed to reach out to new audiences across the South East and beyond.