Chris Meade is Director of Booktrust, the national organisation
bringing books and people together from the start. Projects include
Bookstart, the national books for babies scheme; top literary
prizes, websites and creative reading projects for children and
adults including The Children's Laureate, Writing Together,
Bookscapes (launched as part of the BBC’s Big Read), the Booktrust
Teenage Prize and Get London Reading, a campaign supported by the
Mayor's Office. For six years he was Director of the Poetry Society
where he set up the Poetry Café and launched Poetry Places, a major
programme of residencies and commissions. As arts officer for
library services in Sheffield and Birmingham, he was at the
forefront of creative reading work to broaden access to literature.
Chris also writes comedy.