London Book Fair seminar

Join us at London Book Fair!

21st January 2019 | News

Cheltenham Festivals and Book Aid International join forces to show the transformative power of reading in London Book Fair seminar.

If you’re heading to London Book Fair in March, don’t miss our seminar with Cheltenham Festivals’ Education team:

Sharing the transformative power of reading for pleasure in disadvantaged communities

When: 14:30 – 15:30, Thursday 14th March
Where: High Street Theatre

Our Head of Programmes Samantha Thomas-Chuula and Cheltenham Festivals’ Director of Education, Ali Mawle will be joined by the Regional Youth Coordinator for the Royal Commonwealth Society Africa, Gideon Commey. Together they will discuss practical ways that people and organisations in the broader book industry and beyond can work together to overcome the barriers to reading that exist in disadvantaged communities.

Chaired by reading development and children’s books consultant Jake Hope, the panel will share first-hand experiences as they will look at how reading promotion in all its forms from literature festivals and prestigious book awards to school reading initiatives and library book clubs, can keep reading for pleasure on a nation’s agenda and give more people and communities access to the transformational power of books.

For more information, visit the London Book Fair website.


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