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Love Literacy 2019

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


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Love Literacy 2019 is set to be jam-packed full of practical and inspirational speakers and workshops, aimed at those working to encourage reading for pleasure and raise literacy standards.

Confirmed speakers include:

Catherine Boulton – head of Schools Business Development at National Literacy Trust

Neill Cameron – cartoonist and writer, his works include The Pirates of PangaeaMega Robo Bros and Mo-Bot High

Lauren Child – award-winning writer and artist, creator of characters including Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, and current UK Children’s Laureate

Jim Field and Rachel Bright – two award-winning illustrators, Jim is the creator of the best-selling ‘Oi!’ series and Rachel has an ever-growing collection of acclaimed picture books, including The Squirrels Who Squabbled. Both Rachel and Jim worked together for The Koala Who Could

Neil Griffiths – children’s author, former Head Teacher, inspirational trainer and creator of the Storysacks

Laura Lodge – literary specialist at One Education who provides training, support and development of the English national curriculum to schools

Miranda McKearney OBE – founder of The Reading Agency and now EmpathyLab, the new social action programme seeking to change children’s lives by developing empathy through reading

Nick Poole – CEO of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

Chris Riddell – illustrator and writer of children’s books, winner of three Kate Greenaway Medals and former UK Children’s Laureate

Jonny Rodgers –  primary advisory teacher at CLPE, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Alison Tarrant – Director of the School Library Association; School Librarian of the Year Award 2016: Honour List 2016

Sonia Thompson – Deputy Headteacher at St. Matthew’s C of E Primary School in Birmingham, winner of the 2018 Egmont/UKLA Whole School Reading for Pleasure Award.

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Suitable for: Those working to encourage reading for pleasure and raise literacy standards at KS1, KS2 and KS3.


Book your place now.



March 20
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


0121 666 6646


Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst Street, Southside
Birmingham, B5 4TB United Kingdom
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