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Children's Book Writers
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Book Now. SCBWI BI Annual Conference 2016.

What's It All About? | What's On | What To Wear | The Famous Cake | How Much?

to SCBWI's 20th Anniversary Party
19 November 2016 \  St John's House, 1 The Broadway, SO23 9BE   \   7.30 to 11 pm



Party Time With SCBWI

View a slideshow of images from 2015's cool Pirate Party! 

It's 2016 and we're celebrating 20 YEARS (!!!) of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in the British Isles!

St John's House

This year the party will be held in the Georgian splendour
of the Assembly Room at St John's House

The Party is your opportunity to meet fellow SCBWI members as well as conference faculty and guests from the children's book world – editors, agents and art directors. And what a treat! Bestselling author Lin Oliver, co-founder of SCBWI, is flying in all the way from the United States to be our special guest.



There'll be a light finger buffet, a complimentary first drink, a cash bar, as well as live music from The Alex Lockhart Trio.  

It will be a time of celebration!

Bestselling SCBWI author Teri Terry will be accepting the Crystal Kite Award for the British Isles and Ireland.

And we will be applauding the latest crop of SCBWI books with our Mass Book Launch.

Mass Book Launch 2015

2015's excited book launch celebrants (they look like that because they're pretending to be pirates)



So, dressing up for the SCBWI Party has become a thing.

SCBWI Party 2014

To really inhabit our conference theme Cracking Characters, in 2016, we want you dress up as your favourite Children's Book Character – a kind of World Book Day for grown-ups!

We'll be giving you a few diverting activities based on the character you come as, so if you can, choose one we're all likely to know!

If dressing up's not your thing don't worry, just put on your gladrags as normal and as with last year's pirate eyepatches we'll have something to help you get into the swing of it while maintaining your diginity!



Every year, Catherine of Wish Cakes makes us an amazing party cake — a deliciously edible work of art celebrating the year's crop of SCBWI publications! What is she going to make for us this year, we wonder?

Scbwi Cake 2013 SCBWI cake 2013 Cake 2013 Cake 2013 Cake 2014 Cake 2014 Cake 2015 Cake 2015 Cake 2015 Screen Shot 2016-07-17 at 17.17.38



The cost is part of your conference fee – just bring your gladrags and insensible shoes and add happiness!

Extra tickets for the party can be bought for the price of £16.50. If you need an extra ticket for a partner this can be bought and paid for on the booking form.

If you are not attending the conference and would like to come to the party, tickets are available as a separate event here.


Book Now. SCBWI BI Annual Conference 2016.



C O N F E R E N C E   S P O N S O R S

Our main sponsors are:

Main Sponsor: Aperture Books

Main Sponsor: Golden Egg

Sponsors: Society of Authors

SCBWI would like to thank the sponsors for their support. SCBWI is a non-profit organization
and does not endorse any products or services provided by external companies.