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The twenty-fourth Swindon Festival of Literature has been made possible by financial support from Arts Council England South West, Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Swindon Borough Council, Artswords, and Adult Community Learning Team; association and support in kind from Lower Shaw Farm, Acorn Press, Swindon Advertiser, Link Magazine, Total Swindon, SwindonWeb, BBC Wiltshire, Swindon 105.5, The Swindonian; co-operation and help from numerous publishers and agents, Waterstones, Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon Dance & Town Hall, Swindon Libraries, Lydiard Park Heritage Trust, Mactronics, SBC Outdoor Recreation Department, Swindon Scratch Choir, Switch On to Swindon, Swindon Philosophical Society, Poetry Swindon, The Little Print Shop, and Friends of the Festival; the right help, in the right place, at the right time from Andrea Hirsch, Rosa, Jacob, and Anna, and Jane, Jonny and Mylo; assistance and continuity from members of the Steering Group; more help, friendship, encouragement, and support from Hilda Sheehan, Jonathan Davidson, Leon Flower, Linda Lee, Emma Sperring, Claire Parnell, Sarah Finch-Crisp, Mike Pringle, Patrick Crouch, all Friends of the Festival, and you. Thank you!


Steering and Support: M Holland, L Flower, A Hirsch, J Cowgill, J Stephens

Programme Design and Layout: Jane and Jonny Stephens

Festival Webmaster: Jonny Stephens

Catering: Elena Rossi & Festa Rustica, Josie Cowgill, Jessica  Povey

Proofing: Sarah Wilmott, Claire Parnell, Anna Hirsch-Holland

Marketing: Secret Agent Marketing, The Swindonian, Tony Hillier, Annie Vickers

Technicians: Martin Hawes, John MacGregor

Festival Photographers: Richard Wintle, Martin Hawes

Festival Helpers: Josie  Cowgill, Hilda Sheehan, Kate Brailsford, Kauser McCallum, Mary Maguire, Linda Lee, Nicola Stevenette, Adele Merrison, Rob Brailsford, Steve Forrester, Ben Staite, Lucy Watson, Denisa Ujlakyova, Tony Hillier, Bafana Solomon Matea, Mike Fergie, Jane Shave, Zander Sharp, and Annie Vickers

Festival Director/Organiser: Matt Holland