Thoughts from an author attending the FCBG conference

conferencelogoYou’ve 48 hours left to book your place at this year’s FCBG annual conference, a weekend all about authors and illustrators for children and young people, about reading for pleasure, and being inspired by children’s books and their creators. It’s a conference open to all(you have until the end of tomorrow to book your place); as well as parents, librarians and teachers, there will be lots of authors and illustrators attending the conference.

Pamela Butchart, the multi-award-winning children’s author, made a host of new friends at last year’s conference and she is expecting to make many more this coming year, when she returns, as a delegate, to simple enjoy the conference and spend time with others equally enthusiastic about books for children and youn people. Here’s what she had to say about last year’s conference:

“I had a fantastic time at the 2014 FCBG Conference in Worth and I’m very much looking forward to attending again this year at Grantham.

Last year, I made approximately 80 – 100 new friends at the conference. Everyone is just so friendly and keen to share their passion for children’s books!

The weekend was packed with excellent author talks and seminars – including some of my all-time favourite children’s authors – Cressida Cowell and Lauren Child.

This year’s programme looks just as exciting as last year’s. I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Frank Cottrell Boyce’s talk at the Gala Dinner.

If, like me, you could share and chat about children’s books all day, then come and join us at the conference and chat children’s books for a FULL WEEKEND!

(There’s food and wine too!)”

Don’t delay if you’d like to book YOUR place at conference! You can find the booking form here. Speakers during the weekend include Steven Butler, Jonathan Stroud, Dave Shelton, Robb Biddulph, Elys Dolan, Julie Fulton, Kjartan Poskitt, Simon Mayle, Philip Ardagh, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Non Pratt, Alice Oseman and Lisa Williamson.

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