Our sixth annual conference offers a mix of inspiration, opportunity, fun and learning for writers and illustrators, both published and unpublished.
This year our author keynote is the award-winning CELIA REES, one of Britain's foremost writers for teenagers. Celia has written about everything from vampires to Shakespeare, and her novel Witch Child has been published in 28 languages.
Our illustrator keynote, DEBI GLIORI, has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and has been shortlisted twice for the Greenaway Medal, as well as many other awards. Her bestselling book, No Matter What, has sold in excess of 600,000 copies worldwide.
Hear the stories behind the stories of our award-winning faculty of illustrators and authors. Discover more about the secrets behind fiction, picture books, social media, book promotion and building a career. View the Conference Programme:
Celebrate one another's successes, schmooze the gatekeepers, bond with fellow travellers on this long journey and share the good, the bad and the wonderful in the world of children's books.
Come to the Saturday Night party - including a mass book launch to celebrate the SCBWI authors of 2012!
Attend our pre-conference Sketch and Scrawl Crawl or the night-before Critique Evening - a great way to break the ice.