01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk



Michelle Hodgson, Festival Director

Michelle worked in the publishing industry for many years. As a publicist to novelists, writers and personalities as diverse as Iain Banks, Whoopi Goldberg, Paula Yates and Damon Hill, she was responsible for organising launch parties, bookshop events and media interviews. Michelle then spent several years as a journalist on The Guardian before moving to Yorkshire and setting up her business, Key Words Copywriting Ltd. Michelle also delivered the first ever Mslexicon (Mslexia magazine’s women’s writing weekend) in June 2019 and is regularly asked to present events for other Festivals. 

HLF Steering Committee:

Amanda Huxtable, Theatre Director, Hidden Gems Productions
Cat Lumb, Manchester Museums
Gina Battye, LGBT+ Identity Coaching & Inclusion Consultancy
Julia Lilof, Festival Manager
Kirstie Wilson, Kirklees Library Services
Michelle Brown, Francis Browne PR & Festival Marketing Assistant
Sally Brown, Festival Marketing Director
Salma Zaman, Salma’s Bollywood Academy
Simon Crump, Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Huddersfield

HLF Volunteers Committee

The festival is also supported by a student team from The University of Huddersfield and non-student volunteers who act as stewards and festival champions. If you would like to find out more about volunteering, contact Julia Lilof: FestivalManager@huddlitfest.org.uk




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