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Catherine Edwards, Director

Catherine Edwards is a freelance project manager and dramaturg. She is a Senior Reader at Theatre 503 and a consultant for North West Playwrights. For three years, she ran Script, the regional development agency for dramatic writers in the West Midlands. Prior to that, she worked in the Literary Department of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, overseeing the Rep’s writer development programmes. She is keen to push writers in new directions and to encourage experimentation with form and delivery. In particular, exploring how digital technologies and audience engagement can influence how writers make and tell stories.

Rebecca Whelan, Festival Intern

Rebecca Whelan is currently a third-year English undergraduate at the University of Birmingham. She is also an intern at Writing West Midlands, and has previously volunteered as a Reading Helper. Her interests are writing, baking and amateur photography.

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