Will work with Sasha Dugdale
Sarah Hesketh is to join the Winchester Poetry Festival as artistic co-director, working with Sasha Dugdale on the October 2018 programme. Hesketh takes over from Keiren Phelan, who remains on the board of trustees.
Hesketh spent five years as assistant director at English PEN, and put together the Reading Agency's first World Book Night programme for libraries. Her books include The Hard Word Box (Penned in the Margins), the fruit of visits to dementia sufferers in a care home.