The Speakers

Here are this year's group of wonderful speakers

Lisa Eveleigh


In 2012 Lisa Eveleigh founded the Richford Becklow Literary Agency. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Durham and a Masters from the University of East Anglia.

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Lou Treleaven


Lou Treleaven was plucked from the slush pile by Maverick Arts Publishing in 2015 and is now looking forward to her fourth picture book coming out later this year. She also writes junior fiction and early reader titles.

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Steve Bicknell


Steve Bicknell formed Maverick Children’s Books in 2009. Maverick specialise in working closely with their authors to develop ideas and texts into unique picture books.

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Liz Barnsley


Liz Barnsley has been an ardent book reviewer since 2013 when she set up her own website, Liz Loves Books, hoping to get the word out on all the great books she had enjoyed.

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Morgen Bailey


Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey (“Morgen with an E”) is a freelance writer, editor, tutor, blogger, speaker, and competitions judge.

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