Conference Programme

22nd Annual NCRCL/IBBY UK Conference

Steering the Craft: navigating the process of creating 
children’s books in the 21st century

Saturday 14 November 2015 at Grove House, Froebel College

Click here for the speakers’ biographies.

9am  Registration and coffee (Terrace Room)
9.30        Welcome: Lisa Sainsbury
9.35  Julia Eccleshare: ‘From writer to reader – what role do reviews play in today’s children’s books?


Jane Ray and Dianne Hofmeyr: ‘Steering Words and Pictures: how illustrators ‘read’ and writers ‘picture’ each others work.’
10.55  Nicky Singer: ‘Children’s Books 2015: Market Commodities or Meaningful Stories? A Writer’s Tale.’
11.45 Click here for the list of parallel sessions
14.00 NCRCL/IBBY news: David Rudd (NCRCL Director), Pam Dix (IBBY UK Chair) and Wally de Donker (IBBY President)
14.10  Clémentine Beauvais: ‘'Unpublishable in this country': writing and publishing children's books in France and the UK.’
14.50  Daniel Hahn: ‘(Re)Making a Picture Book: A Translator’s Confession’
15.40  Industry Panel: Barry Cunningham (Chicken House); Anna McQuinn (Alanna Books); David Maybury (Scholastic)
16.20 Melvin Burgess in Conversation with Barry Cunningham: ‘Rocking the Boat.’  
17.00   Raffle Draw, Tea and Junk Cake (in honour of Melvin Burgess)