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conference offers a mix of inspiration, opportunity, fun and learning for writers and illustrators, both published and unpublished.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 MALORIE BLACKMAN, one of Britain's foremost writers for children and teenagers, and the current Waterstone's Children's Laureate.
Our illustrator keynote, CATHERINE RAYNER, won the Greenaway Medal in 2009 with Harris Finds His Feet, and has been shortlisted a further three times. Her 2012 book, Iris and Isaac, won the UKLA CHildren's Book Award.
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.