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2016 Conference

UPDATE 22nd September 2016

The 2016 conference was a massive success, thank you to everybody who contributed and everybody who attended. To find out more about the day, have a read of:


Here's the link to the MLS Reading for Pleasure video and another video with a bit more information about what they can offer. Also, this is the link to Marcus Alexander's video. Make sure to investigate the Twitter hashtag, #PoRConf16.



You can now book your place at this year's Patron of Reading conference in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Saturday 17th September. This year's event is kindly sponsored by MLS (Junior Librarian and Eclipse).


There's a great line up of speakers, including:
Saviour Pirotta (author)
Rob Smith (The Literacy Shed)

SF Said (author)

The Two Steves (authors)
Marcus Alexander (author)
Marjorie Leithead (storyteller)

Christopher Lunt (MLS)
Miranda McKearney OBE (founder of The Reading Agency and Empathy Lab)
Marilyn Brocklehurst (Norfolk Children's Book Centre)
Gillian Ward (librarian)
Mandy Wilson (librarian)

Ian Coles (The Big Green Bookshop)
Tim Redgrave (headteacher and founder)


Tickets are available for only £25 from here.