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Our annual event, in partnership with King’s College London, explores the career paths of those working in the literature sector.

This event celebrates those who successfully innovated their practice in the face of the pandemic.

Alycia Pirmohamed is the author of the pamphlets Faces that Fled the Wind (BOAAT Press) and Hinge (ignitionpress), a Poetry Book Society recommendation. She is the co-founder of the Scottish BAME Writers Network, and her awards include the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, a Pushcart Prize, the 2019 CBC Poetry Contest, and others. Find her online at alycia-pirmohamed.com and on Twitter @a_pirmohamed 

Tom MacAndrew is a freelance poetry producer and has delivered national and international tours, as well as education programmes, podcasts, publications and events. He manages the Young People’s Laureate for London, and is the producer for the Bedtime Stories for the End of the World podcast series, and for Out-Spoken and Out-Spoken Press. 

Jessica Allee, Communications and Administration Assistant at the Royal Society of Literature, is undergoing a Creative Access Traineeship. She graduated from King’s College London in 2019, studying Politics. She is an avid reader and writer and when she is not creating videos for her YouTube channel, she is updating her political blog. 

Helen Stantonhas always worked in the book industry. She started out in Hatchards then Waterstones in Richmond & Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. After leaving Waterstones, she worked in sales, publicity & marketing roles first with Headline, then Canongate and Birlinn and Polygon in Edinburgh. Helen bought Forum Books in late 2011, opened Kids! Bookshop in 2014. Forum Books won Living North Retailer of the Year 2015. Forum Books also won the BBIA Regional Winner North in 2016 and 2017. 

Chaired by RSL Fellow Edmund Gordon. 

FREE for RSL Young Members and Students.