Rebecca Wilkie is a Senior Programme Programme Manager at New Writing North, the writing development agency for the North of England.
Rebecca has programme managed one of New Writing North’s flagship projects since 2012: the Durham Book Festival, which brings together a host of leading writers, thinkers and performers in Durham each October. Rebecca is responsible for putting the festival’s creative programme together and commissioning new work, as well as managing all the logistical aspects of the festival. Rebecca has worked in the literature sector for more than fifteen years; previously working at national reading charity Book Trust and at literary agency The Agency (London) Ltd.
Rebecca is inspired by the breadth Skimstone’s artistic work, especially the way in which it encompasses both old and young; she looks forward to being part of the next chapter in their story.