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Preethi-Nair-P-webWe’re delighted to announce two new additions to the Wordstock line up for October 17th. 26’s own Rishi Dastidar will be giving a workshop with the truly intriguing title of “A poet’s guide to killing: Using poetic techniques to sharpen up your copywriting”. Rishi’s writing credentials are impeccable – he has worked as a journalist, copywriter and poet, and is currently head of verbal identity at BrandPie. His poetry has been published by the Financial Times, Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre amongst many others. His work was most recently in Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe, 2014). He was part of the 2014-15 Rialto / Poetry School editorial development programme, and also serves as a trustee of Spread The Word.

In addition to Rishi, one of our headline speakers is going to be the extraordinary and brilliant Preethi Nair. Preethi previously worked as a management consultant but gave it up to follow her dream and write her first book Gypsy Masala. Having been rejected by a number of publishers, she set up her own publishing company and PR agency to publish and promote the book. Working under the alias of Pru Menon, she gained wide scale coverage, leading to a three-book deal with HarperCollins, also winning the Asian Woman of Achievement award as well as Publicist of the Year at the PPC awards. And to top all that…she will now be sharing her inspiring story with us at Wordstock.

We will be sending out a full schedule by separate email very soon, but if you haven’t yet booked, and these two additions have reminded you and/or whetted your appetite past endurance point, then you’ll want to be booking now. You can book online through the Free Word Centre ticket office here. To get your ticket at member price use promotional code: 26member.

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