New role as events manager encompasses Live Lit, Dulwich Literary Festival, Balham Literary Festival and Festival America
The MILD Group has appointed Peter Annett as events manager for Live Lit, its year-round events programme. The programme includes Dulwich Literary Festival, Balham Literary Festival and Festival America, as well as instore events at Dulwich Books.
Annett has a background in bookselling, publishing and events, and joins the MILD group from Waterstones Richmond, where he was events coordinator and lead fiction bookseller. He will report to ceo Susie Nicklin, with support from colleagues across the MILD Group.
Nicklin said: "I am delighted that Peter, with his in-depth knowledge of bookselling and event management, has agreed to run Live Lit. It has been a busy year with the launch of Festival America, our two annual festivals in Dulwich and Balham, and individual events at Dulwich Books and venues across south London. We are looking forward to his joining the team and to the 2019 programme."
Annett said: "I've been impressed with the events run by Live Lit for some time and am delighted to be joining such an exciting, creative and innovative team."