The Team

Georgia Barrington (Programme and Development Manager)

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Georgia's background is in publishing and arts administration. She joined New Writing South from The Charleston Trust where she supported the delivery of Charleston's two literature festivals as well as a year-round programme of events. She started her career in children's publishing, working in both rights and editorial, then moved into the arts in 2009. Though not a writer herself, she is passionate about literature and an advocate for new writing.



Charlotte Clifton (Digital Communications Assistant)

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Charlotte has just graduated from Bournemouth University where she studied Communications and Media. Being an internet enthusiast, she currently runs New Writing South's social media platforms and is also planning the NWS project for the Brighton Digital Festival in September. Charlotte is passionate about all things creative; she has a particular interest in television comedy and enjoys writing scripts in her spare time.




Tessa Ditner (Portsmouth Literature Worker)

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Tessa works as the city of Portsmouth's Literature Worker running the Portsmouth Writers' Hub. The Hub meets on the last Thursday of every month for workshops, talks and socials. This growing community of writers and artists aim to mutually support each other both online and in person. The Hub also aims to strengthen ties within the city, encouraging the writers and artists to participate in literary festivals and collaborate with fantastic local businesses and institutions, while welcoming new writers of all ages whether their writing is a vocation, a hobby or their career.

Recent Hub events include 'An Evening with Adele Parks', 'If Books Could Talk', 'Day of the Dead III' and 'Meet The Agents'. To join the Hub facebook group click here or contact

Tessa Ditner is also a writer of fiction and non-fiction, read extracts and more at