Big Read | Library Conference

Friday 19 July 2019 | Old Swan Hotel

The Big Read would like to invite all Library Professionals from across the country to Harrogate for the first Library Conference, taking place during the world-famous Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2019.

Harrogate International Festivals are proud to support libraries in the North through the provision of the Big Read, however we would like to open this up to those working within the library sector across the country in 2019! Please circulate this  page among any staff members who may be interested and complete the form linked below to let us know if you can make it!


10:00 | Coffee/Tea Welcome

10:30 | Darren Henley – Key Note Speaker

11:15 | Panel 1 – Engagement in a modern world (speakers TBA)

12:15 | Lunch / Networking with authors and publishers

13:30 | Training with Stewart Bain (savvy twitter tips, successful marketing tips, tips for attracting new audiences).

14:15 | Panel 2 – How to engage with publishers and build relationships (speakers TBA)

15:15 | Ann Cleeves – Closing Key Note

15:30 | End

Please note: This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Festivals.

Let us know if you can make it! 

Free lunch will be provided on the day. All attendees will receive complimentary tickets to events of their choice at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on Friday 19th July following the conference (excludes the Author Dinner and Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers gig). 

The Festival will cover reasonable travel expenses.
Please contact Beth Walker to arrange this if required.