Saturday, 25 July 2015

SCBWI Conference, 21/22 November 2015

The SCBWI Conference is now open for SCBWI member bookings, full details below:


SCBWI British Isles’ Annual Conference New Reader’s Ahoy: Stories to Treasure!

November 21st and 22nd 2015 at the University of Winchester


All aboard the good ship SCBWI!

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN so buy your ticket and come with us on a voyage through the Conference Ocean.

We have an action-packed itinerary ready for you! Arrive early and paddle in the shallows of our brand-new Friday Fringe programme. Then come on board to listen to tales of discovery and adventure from our FOUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, Jonny Duddle, David Fickling and double act Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve!

Raise your sails and set off on your own journey of exploration around the Breakout Isles where you are sure to find treasure to delight you. Commissioning Editor Jasmine Richards will help you navigate your way through that rocky ‘Obligatory Scene’. 64 Zoo Lane creator An Vrombaut will dive into the depths of animated series development, while author/ illustrator David Lucas will map out the perfect picture book. All this and you have still only dipped your toe in the water!

Whether you are an author or illustrator, traditionally or self-published there will be an excursion that is just right for you. Last year’s popular PULSE stream returns with the chance to develop your school visit package have the opportunity to discuss with other professionals issues relating to establishing and career building. Also introducing for the first time ever at the British Isles Conference, our first ever SPARKS event, in which a panel including award-winning author/ illustrator Gillian McClure will investigate the different routes into self-publishing, the highs and lows, the perils and pit falls, the opportunities and the successes.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in one-to-one manuscript and portfolio reviews with agents and editors, and the annual illustrator showcase.

Don’t forget to pack your parrots and eye patches to come and party the night away alongside our professional guests as we celebrate the publishing successes of our members in the Mass Book Launch.

All this and we still haven’t mentioned our brand-new competition, ‘THE HOOK!’ Are you brave enough to pitch your story to our panel of agents? If you are apply to take part and maybe you will be the one to hook them in.

Don’t delay, book your place before we raise the anchor and set sail!

Check out the programme here:

Book your ticket here:

Booking deadline is midnight, 7th November 2015. 

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