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23 February 2019

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 festivals