Anna Cohn Orchard
Director, Exeter City of Literature
Innovation Centre Phase 2
Innovation Centre Phase 2, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN, UK
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Anna joins Exeter UNESCO City of Literature as the inaugural Director from a background rich in literature and partnership-building. Since 2004 she has lived in Pennsylvania, Sydney, New York, and now Exeter, studying and working in all those places with authors, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, cultural producers, and educators. At the Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn, Anna turned public programming into a robust and successful outfit, creating and producing sold out event series such as Eat*Drink*Read and Global Cultures, Global Cuisines. In 2016, Anna ran the US celebration of Roald Dahl's centenary, designing immersive campaigns that attracted thousands of participants nationwide. Anna began her career interning at Scholastic under David Levithan, later becoming Assistant Editor. Anna received her Master’s from the University of Exeter and her B.A. in English Literature from Lehigh University.