William Sieghart

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Biographical Details

"William Sieghart is a member of Reprieve's Board of Trustees.

"Co-founder and Chairman of Forward Thinking, William has a distinguished career in publishing and the arts. The founder of National Poetry Day, the Forward Poetry Prize, the Big Arts Week and Bedtime Reading Week, he also founded StreetSmart: Action for the Homeless, and is a governor of the British Institute of Human Rights. William is chairman of the Arts Foundation, was a member of the Arts Council from 2000 – 2006, and is chairman of its Lottery Panel." [1]


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  1. William Sieghart, Reprieve, accessed December 9, 2010.
  2. Hay Festival Council, organizational web page, accessed March 28, 2012.
  3. Trustees, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, accessed December 9, 2010.
  4. Resurgence Magazine, March/April 2009.