Olivia Moyes, Development Manager

Olivia has a background in Fine Art, History of Art and community arts and has worked in the charity sector for five years; most recently as a fundraiser. She is very pleased to be able to help in furthering the work of First Story, as she truly believes in the transformative power of writing. In her spare time, Olivia is a keen letter-writer and diarist (though she modestly doesn’t believe her life is particularly noteworthy) and she has been working on a graphic novel about the Czech journalist Milena Jesenská which will be fantastic, if she ever finishes it…

Olivia’s favourite type of books are those which closely observe daily life and have a quiet sense of humour; some of her best friends are: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith, Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel and Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse (among many other gems that have kept her company throughout my life!).