We are a very small organisation: currently there are just three of us working part-time from home! So we’re a virtual ‘Centre’ rather than a building you can visit. Sarah Maguire, the Director, founded the PTC in January 2004. Deborah Bourne, our Company Manager, began working with us in early 2007, Sarah Hesketh joined the organisation as Events, Publications and Marketing Manager in 2012 after the PTC was awarded NPO status by Arts Council England. The PTC was based at the School of Oriental & African Studies in London for the first two years. Now, thanks to Arts Council support, we’re a flourishing independent organisation and a registered charity.
Sarah Hesketh, Events, Publications and Marketing Manager
Sarah Hesketh joined the PTC in 2012 having worked previously as the Assistant Director at English PEN. She is also an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University and her first collection of poetry, Napoleon's Travelling Bookshelf, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2009.
Sarah Maguire, Director
Sarah Maguire founded the PTC in 2004. A distinguished British poet, she has published four poetry collections, including Spilt Milk (1991) and The Pomegranates of Kandahar (2007) and is editor of the anthology Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse (2001). Her poems have been translated into Arabic, Italian, Malayalam, Spanish, and Uzbek. She was the first writer to visit Palestine and Yemen for the British Council.
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