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New director appointed to lead Winchester University Writers' Conference
A NEW director has been appointed to lead the University of Winchester Writers’ Conference.
Children’s author, creative writing lecturer and Chronicle columnist, Judith Heneghan, will head up the prestigious event, which in recent years has attracted speakers such as the creator of Downton Abbey, Lord Julian Fellowes, and Sir Terry Pratchett.
“The conference is a vital hub for emerging writers and a platform for creative writing at the University.
“There's so much talent out there, but new authors need support and networking opportunities in order to thrive,” she said.
The previous director, Barbara Large, has retired after founding the conference more than three decades ago, having established it with the aim of inspiring emerging talent, providing networking opportunities and connecting readers with writers.
The conference is now attended by hundreds of aspiring authors every year.
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