Helping parents and carers encourage their children's

reading and creative writing for pleasure.


The Bookchat Roadshow is a non-profit event designed especially for parents and carers bringing together authors, industry experts and people passionate about children's reading and writing for pleasure.  With inspirational talks and an author panel bookchat, plus a selection of exhibitors, we give parents and carers a huge range of ideas to help them support their children. Read all about our last event here.




For Parents

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Find out how you can help and encourage your child to discover a lifelong love of reading for pleasure and creative writing.  As parents and carers, we often worry about our children's reading habits; join us for inspirational talks focusing on reading, writing and creativity through stories.   Award-winning authors will share their experiences, as well as industry experts who want to share their knowledge and advice to help you and your children!  

For Schools

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We want to help you engage with your school community and provide support and encouragement for parents and carers in the all important areas of reading and creative writing for pleasure. Would you like to host the next Bookchat Roadshow? As the host school all you have to do is provide the space, seating and spread the word we're coming to visit; we'll do the rest!  If you're interested in hosting this event please get in touch thebookactivist@gmail.com

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If you are interested in participating in or supporting the Bookchat Roadshow, get in touch!  

For all Press enquiries, contact thebookactivist@gmail.com.


SAVE THE DATE! The next Bookchat Roadshow takes place at:

Harlands Primary School, Haywards Heath on Thursday 20th July 2017.

FREE to attend. Find out more or REGISTER now!


"All the speakers were so interesting, funny & passionate about their subject. I certainly

came away feeling inspired!"


"I could have spent all day listening to the fantastic speakers and authors.

It was absolutely brilliant!"