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Patron of Reading Conference 2016

A Patron of Reading (PoR) is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The patron might be an author, a poet, storyteller or an illustrator. Tenure lasts for a minimum of a year, but the exact length is decided mutually between the school and patron.

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)

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