BookMachine Week June (Oxford)
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)
The rise of reading on mobiles, short stories and bite-size content
Your speaker: Sarah Franklin
Sarah (@sarahefranklin) is the founder and host of Short Stories Aloud (@StoriesAloud), described as 'one of the most successful, most joyful, regular literary events in Oxford'. Since it began in 2012, Short Stories Aloud has seen professional actors read well over a hundred short stories from everyone from Mark Watson to Margaret Drabble, followed by an often-raucous author Q&A. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University and a 2014/15 Jerwood/Arvon Foundation novel mentee. Her features, book reviews and columns have appeared in The Guardian, the Seattle Times, Psychologies magazine and the Sunday Express amongst others, and she is a regular guest on BBC Radio Oxford's Drivetime and Will Gompertz shows.
Your host: Laura Summers
Laura ( @laurasummersnow ) co-founded BookMachine back in 2010, and since then has worked on over 50 publishing events from book launches, to conferences and socials. In 2013 Laura was picked as a Bookseller Rising Star and shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize. When Laura isn't plotting BookMachine activities she is working on marketing campaigns at YUDU Media.
Who is it for?
People in publishing. BookMachine have created an informal environment to develop ideas and make new contacts. You'll find designers, editors, publishers, marketeers, sales professionals. There are also book lovers and writers. And not to forget, a few app developers, games designers and publishing students.
What happens there?
The talk itself will last for about 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A with the speaker and plenty of time to meet others afterwards. If there’s anyone in particular you’d like to meet, please let us know and we’ll introduce you.
What happens afterwards?
The following day, you can check out profiles of anyone you've met on BookMachine Connect, there's often post- event discussion on the #BookMachine Twitter hashtag and photos are posted on our Facebook page within the week.
When & Where
The most exciting time in the history of books and publishing is right now. BookMachine is a series of events and a website for the people who are making it all happen.