Christina Patterson worked at the Royal Festival Hall from
1990-1998, where she programmed and presented hundreds of literary
events. From 1998-2000 she ran the Poetry Society’s Poetry Places
scheme, while also working as a freelance writer and consultant.
From 2000-2003, she was Director of the Poetry Society, overseeing
activities ranging from the publication of Poetry Review
and Poetry News to the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. As a
freelance literary journalist, she has written regularly for
The Observer, The Sunday Times and The
Independent. She has contributed to a number of books,
including The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing and the
Forward Poetry Anthology 2001. She has been a judge for a
number of literary awards including the Forward Poetry Prizes and
the Whitbread Award for poetry. She is currently Deputy Literary
Editor of The Independent.