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Children's Writers and Illustrators Group

The CWIG Group works within the Society to further the interests of children's writers and artists and is open to writers and illustrators who have had at least one book published by a reputable children's publisher.

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Diary Dates

The following events are not yet live on the bookings system - members will be mailed with full details nearer the time. Please note that we are phasing out paper flyers, so do remember to forward your current email address.

21 October 2014 – Children's Literature in Translation: Reaching Out To Schools. A joint event with the English‐Speaking Union. Panellists Dylan Calder (Pop Up), Sam Holmes and Robina Pelham Burn (Translation Nation and Translators in Schools), Alexandra Strick (Outside in World) and Gillian Lathey (Chair, University of Roehampton) will discuss children's literature in translation and multi-lingual projects that can be used in schools to develop a love of languages and reading translated books.
Following this, the ESU will be delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation. Afternoon tea will be served and there will be an opportunity to socialise and network with Marsh Award entrants and other attendees. Venue: English-Speaking Union. 2-4pm.

25 November 2014 – CWIG AGM with John Dougherty followed by Writing to Inspire Reading - Patience Thomson chaired by Theresa Breslin. Venue: Society of Authors, 5.30-8pm

5 February 2015 – Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve on author illustrator partnerships. Venue: Society of Authors, 6-8pm

30 April 2015 – Francesca Dow, MD of Children’s Penguin Random House. Venue: Society of Authors. 6-8pm

23 June 2015 - Brighton and Hove Library 1/2 day event. Details tbc. Venue: Brighton Library.


NEW: Guide to Author Fees for Talks in Schools

This Guide outlines good practice for authors and event organisers planning events in schools and other venues. 

The report has been compiled by Nicola Morgan, a committee member of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group and former chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. An award-winning author for young people, she has written approximately 90 books. Find Nicola at www.nicolamorgan.comFacebook and Twitter.

>> Download our Guide to Author Fees for Talks in Schools

  • Authors and illustrators looking to do more school visits might want to have a look at our collection of Author Directories


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