We are Renaissance One
As a team of producers, curators, and writers based in regions around England, we reflect the contemporary literature ecology and 21st century working. This makes us responsive, clued up to local needs, and enthusiastic about literature across a range of cities and rural areas. Our main activities take place in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, London and the North West.
Our work ranges from the curation of book tours, literary readings, spoken word and poetry performances, to educational workshops and mentoring.
We populate our festivals and many of our events with a range of backgrounds, cultures, and ages. This makes for lively and engaging events at which literature is centre stage. We do this through curating, programming and producing literature in all its forms – from poetry to prose and satire to spoken word. We’re unique through our independent and entrepreneurial model, and through having a high level of advocacy for writers. Our artistic, social and economic commitment to diversity, and the arts, is reflected through a wide range of projects and events. We encourage and showcase a wide palette of voices.
Over the years, we have collaborated with writers, organisations, and practitioners including:
Ilkley Literature Festival
Arts Council England
The British Library
Miami Book Fair International Leeds Beckett University
Off The Shelf Festival of Words
Apples & Snakes
Centre de Cultural Contemporania de Barcelona
Attenborough Arts Centre
Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Village Centre for New Writing, Leicester
Rochelle Saunders, Minkles Ullah
Jo Reynolds, Mel Bailey, Bella Fine and Dzifa Benson
Trainee Producers and Administration Team
Creative Director and Curator