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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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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


The Children's Media Foundation

We are newly supporting The Children's Media Foundation who are dedicated to ensuring the UK children have the best possible choice, range and quality of media available to them. It's role is to bring together the children's media industry, the research community, parents and policy makers in a deeper understanding of the issues around children and their media activity. It supports research projects, and media literacy initiatives, runs an All Party Group to inform Parliamentarians about the latest research, and lobbies for greater support for children's media made in the UK.

Reading for Pleasure Campaign

We are campaigning with other organisations to encourage reading for pleasure in schools, and we need your support and feedback. We are particularly interested in contributions which detail the impact of author visits and the value of presentations to teacher training colleges and/or teacher conferences. Read more...

  • 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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