Apologies to my followers for a few days of not posting, I was rushed off my feet during the Cleckheaton Literature Festival, but am pleased to announce it was a fantastic, well-attended and enjoyed event. The success this year should cement the Festival for the future.
Tomorrow night (6.30-8.30pm) there is a SBWI event - Call Yourself and Author with Sarah McIntyre, details below:
PULSE EVENT: CALL YOURSELF AN AUTHOR?
Sarah McIntyre rocked the children's book boat when she
queried the Carnegie Medal's definition of what makes an author. Meet Sarah at
the first of SBWI Pulse's TALKING ABOUT series. We ask: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE
CALLED AN AUTHOR?
When this year's Carnegie Longlist was announced, Sarah McIntyre questioned the
Carnegie's definition of 'Author'. Her forthright challenge resulted in a
revision of the longlist and a re-examination of the august award's rules. When
does an illustrator become the co-author of a work? Why is the authorship of
illustrators often forgotten or disregarded by awards lists and literacy
organisations? You can learn more about the Sarah Incident here and here .
You can also read
Sarah's blog post about the issue.
Sarah has kindly agreed to come along for a chat and a Q&A (and drinks!).
The venue is upstairs at The Savoy Tup – it's a pub that doesn't serve food.
They're happy for people to bring their own takeaways in, so it will be like a
massive picnic! If you just so happen to be baking that day, a spare cake will
not go amiss.
HOW TO BOOK
If you're a SCBWI member, it's free but it would be a kindness to us organisers
if you logged in and filled out the form. There is a measly little charge of
three quid for non members, that's because we'd love to have you come
along. If you're not a member, just ignore the member log in box and fill
in the form below (there are some weird questions like 'badge', please don't be
put off), and click on the non-member box.
This event was organised by members of the PULSE team, which is focused on
creating new events that have a special appeal to our published members while
continuing to provide our wider membership with opportunities to socialise,
learn and network.
Candy Gourlay and Mo O'Hara