Thanet Writers Directors

Details of the Directors that run Thanet Writers CIC.

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Thanet Writers is a community-driven non-profit social enterprise which works to support writers in Thanet or who have a link to the area, publish writing with artistic or educational merit, and promote literature, creativity and culture. The organisation itself is a Community Interest Company and is run by a Board of Directors.

The Directors manage the organisation as a whole, deciding on the directions Thanet Writers takes and managing all staff.

Hannah Eden

Hannah Eden

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Hannah has a background in management and retail, and brings a people-focus to her role. She actively promotes the mental health benefits of writing and personal creative expression, as well as the positives of being part of a writing community.

As a mother and a writer, Hannah has a strong drive to support and empower those around her whilst encouraging others to improve. Along with writing she works in education and is eager to help highlight and nurture the creative talents of Thanet.

Hannah oversees the publishing side of Thanet Writers, including the Editorial Team, the creation and publication of anthologies, and publication of Thanet-linked writers, authors and poets on thanetwriters.com

David Rowden

David Rowden

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David has been working in Thanet’s charitable sector for several years and brings with him a wealth of experience in grant applications, administration, budgeting and accounting, community innovation, and managing staff and volunteers.

As a writer himself, David is passionate about supporting the local writers of Thanet to reach their full potential. He aims to encourage all writers and creatives to develop their own skills and talents whilst staying true to their personal beliefs.

David manages the financial side of Thanet Writers, ensuring the organisation generates income outside of funded bids, as well as writing and applying for grants, fundraising, and managing the accounts.

Lee Stoddart

Lee Stoddart

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Lee has a strong background in business development and strategy, along with an extensive project and programme management capability. He brings blue-chip business skills, as well as a passion for writing and enthusiasm for community support and development.

A published writer with experience in both sides of the publishing industry, Lee has judged writing competitions and appeared at literary festivals. He brings a strategic approach and keen eye for detail in developing new avenues for creatives.

Lee focuses on the business side of Thanet Writers, helping the team develop the organisation’s strategy, creating and exploring new opportunities, and challenging existing processes to improve effectiveness.


Thanet Writers is a community organisation and is always looking to grow. If you have a link to Thanet and would like to enquire about current opportunities to join the Directors or other vacancies within Thanet Writers CIC, or to suggest a new idea or way that you can work with Thanet Writers to benefit the community, please get in touch.

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