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May 17

How technology can make reading fun

17 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST

How technology
can make
reading fun

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Wednesday 17th May, 6.30pm | The Driver, London
Free for BookMachine members / £5 early bird / £8 tickets

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About the EVENT

If kids are glued to their devices, where do books fit in? How can we make sure they keep reading for pleasure? Our expert speakers will look at different ways to engage young people online to make reading fun.

BookMachine is an informal event series. You are guaranteed to meet someone interesting and learn something new.

Your Speakers

Matt Deegan

Matt is Folder Media’s Creative Director. Folder sits at the centre of a suite of video, web, audio and mobile products for kids under 12. Matt helps Folder’s internal projects grow and develop and helps external clients develop and implement plans to benefit from the changing digital world.

How technology can make reading fun

Louie Stowell

Louie writes non-fiction in-house for Usborne Publishing. Recent work includes a book about coding, aimed at 8+ year olds, a guide to becoming an astronaut (with a foreword from Tim Peake) and a number of creative writing books for children. She's written three interactive books for Fiction Express and is currently putting the finishing touches on a non-interactive novel.

Sven Huber

Sven Huber

Sven is founder & CEO of Boolino, the BookAdvisor for children and young readers, creator of reading tools like Boolino Book Box and publisher of the unique literacy resource Fiction Express. Over the last 16 years he has been working in book publishing and distribution in Spain, Portugal and the US. Sven also helps education and media startup companies as mentor and business angel.

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Kirsten Grant

For the past six years Kirsten, has been Director of World Book Day, the biggest trade-wide celebration of children’s books and reading in the UK and Ireland, that works closely with schools, bookshops and libraries to encourage children of all ages to read for pleasure. Kirsten was formerly Marketing and Campaigns Director at Puffin Books, responsible for the marketing campaigns and digital strategies for some of the biggest children’s book brands including Roald Dahl, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Puffin’s 70th anniversary.


17 May, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Driver
2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross
London, N1 9RY United Kingdom
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