Speaker: Janet Smyth
Janet Smyth is the Children and Education
Programme Director and Head of Learning at the Edinburgh
International Book Festival with responsibility for children and
young adult events and an education programme that includes
schools, adult learning and an extensive year round series of
events, residencies and mini festivals across Scotland.
She previously spent five years with the Scottish Book Trust
running a project that took writers all around Scotland on a big
yellow book bus and working as the Director of the Pushkin Prizes.
During this time Janet also set up Blast-Off Books, a specialist
children and young adult bookshop and school supply business.
Session: Working with authors and book