Jen­ny Dee: Fes­ti­val Director

ChipLitFest 2023 is Jenny’s sixth as Festival Director. Previously she had spent 25 years running an educational theatre company, Caught in the Act. As its founder and director, Jenny devised, wrote and directed dramas exploring health and wellbeing issues for children and young people in primary, secondary and non-mainstream education.

Jenny is convinced that literature has the power to transform and enhance lives and is keen that the festival reaches beyond committed readers to harder-to-reach audiences.

She lives in Kingham with comedy writer, Simon Blackwell, and they have two grown-up sons.