our associates

paul blezard

(co-founder & associate)

Hand Held Events would not exist were it not for Paul Blezard. A few years ago he had the inspired idea of introducing Lyndy and Jo to each other, who, although they worked in the same field, had never met. He had a feeling they would get on and he was right! Although Paul has now moved on to other projects of his own, he still works with Lyndy and Jo on multiple events during the year.

Paul is considered to be one of the pre-eminent and talented author interviewers and panel moderators at international literary and book festivals for over 15 years, Paul has been an influential literary broadcaster, editor and commentator and is known for his ability to create memorable, highly engaging live events that entrance, inform and entertain audiences.

He has written reviews and author interviews for many publications ranging from the Independent on Sunday to Banipal, been broadcast across radio and TV in the UK and coast-to-coast in the USA. His unique daily author interview programme helped Oneword Radio win two Sony Radio Academy Gold awards in consecutive years. A committed supporter of all things cultural and literary, he has for 20 years advised, consulted, presented and chaired at myriad international literary festivals and major cultural events around the world.

 

lucy hannah

(associate)

 

richie turner

(associate)

 

georgie docker

(associate)

 

julia wheeler

(associate)

 

mark james

(associate)

 

roddy peters

(associate)

 

judith baker

(associate)