Welcome to the Book Council for Wales’ Young People’s Panel web page. The panel was established to ensure an opportunity for a variety of young adult voices to share their opinions and ideas about reading for pleasure in Wales. During the month of February an open call out was shared to encourage young people between the ages of 17 and 21 to apply to become a member of the panel. There were a good number of applications of exceptional quality.
Our first meeting was held in July 2023, under the skilful leadership of Llŷr Titus who chaired the meeting and ensured that all members were given the opportunity to contribute. The panel will meet three times a year, once face to face and twice via Zoom.
The main aim of the meetings is to identify themes which the panel members wish to see within future publications, to express opinions on current publications and share their wishes for future publications. It is an extremely valuable opportunity to discuss reading for pleasure promotion campaigns to encourage others to read.
Meet the panelists…