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Dr Wendy O'Shea-Meddour

Public engagement

Dr O'Shea-Meddour chairs panels and gives author interviews at a range of well-known literary festivals. Recent highlights include: Oxford Literary Festival, Reading Literary Festival, WOMAD, Cambridge Young People's Film Festival and the Edinburgh Literary Festival. She also helps to convene the annual 'St Hilda's College Writer's Day' at Oxford University.

Dr O'Shea-Meddour also gives creative writing workshops and talks (for both children and adults) in primary schools and libraries across the UK, particularly focusing on venues in deprived areas.      


Appeared on Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray, CBBC Newsround, CBeebies' Bedtime Story, the Edinburgh Literary Festival, BBC Radio Wiltshire, BBC Radio Berkshire, guest appearance at the Cambridge Young People's Film Festial, interviewed at the Oxford LIterary Festival (several times), chaired events at the Oxford Literary Festival, annually convene and appear at the St Hilda's College Writers' Day (as part of the Oxford Literary Festival), led creative writing events at the Reading Literary Festival and the Durham Literary Festival. Also gave creative writing workshops for the Arts' Council UK-wide Being Human Festival, and convened, chaired and appeared at a variety of larger non-literary international festivals including WOMAD (World of Music and Dance), Boondocks, and Wychwood Festival.