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.
- About the Group
- The CWIG Committee
- Forthcoming Events
- Joined-up Reading Conference, September 2012
- Members-only discussion forum on LinkedIn
CWIG response to Amanda Craig's dismissal
John Dougherty, chair of CWIG, has written a letter to The Times on behalf of the CWIG committee expressing the collective sense of disappointment at the newspaper's decision to sack the children's critic, Amanda Craig. Read the full letter here.
In addition to CWIG's response, a joint letter to editor of The Times, from hundreds of prominent authors and illustratiors, protesting Amanda's dismissal has been organised by YA author LucyCoats. The letter is signed by over 450 authors including Philip Pullman, the children's laureate Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman. Read the joint letter.
Pop Up Conference 2014
Wednesday 5 February, 9am - 6pm
Children’s authors and primary teachers share creative approaches to engaging young readers and writers. Enrich literacy teaching or enhance your author events through workshops exploring creative writing, illustration, narrative building and storytelling techniques.
Pop Up are looking for two authors to complete the conference line-up and we've offered this opportunity to CWIG members. You'll need to login to view the details.
Attendance fee includes:
- Options to attend four out of sixteen workshops
- Plenary session and ‘show and tell’ finale
- Free lunch plus refreshments all day
- Pop Up gift bag – Post-event social with wine
Workshops delivered by authors including: Michael Rosen, Jamila Gavin, Babette Cole, Lynne Reid Banks and many more.
Tickets: £55 (+ £3.72 credit/service charge). Click here to book
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.
Nominations for the 2013 Children's Laureate
We are pleased to have nominated Malorie Blackman and Chris Riddell. More details will be posted here when we have them.
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