Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

LONDON: Call Yourself An Author? With Sarah McIntyre

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Date(s) - 13/05/2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Savoy Tup
2 Savoy Street - London, WC2R 0BA


Sarah McIntyre rocked the children's book boat when she queried the Carnegie Medal's definition of what makes an author. Meet Sarah at the first of SBWI Pulse's TALKING ABOUT series. We ask: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE CALLED AN AUTHOR?

When this year's Carnegie Longlist was announced, Sarah McIntyre questioned the Carnegie's definition of 'Author'. Her forthright challenge resulted in a revision of the longlist and a re-examination of the august award's rules. When does an illustrator become the co-author of a work? Why is the authorship of illustrators often forgotten or disregarded by awards lists and literacy organisations? You can learn more about the Sarah Incident here  and here . You can also read Sarah's blog post about the issue.

Sarah has kindly agreed to come along for a chat and a Q&A (and drinks!).

The venue is upstairs at The Savoy Tup – it's a pub that doesn't serve food. They're happy for people to bring their own takeaways in, so it will be like a massive picnic! If you just so happen to be baking that day, a spare cake will not go amiss.

If you're a SCBWI member, it's free but it would be a kindness to us organisers if you logged in and filled out the form. There is a measly little charge of three quid for non members, that's because we'd love to have you come along. If you're not a member, just ignore the member log in box and fill in the form below (there are some weird questions like 'badge', please don't be put off), and click on the non-member box. 

This event was organised by members of the PULSE team, which is focused on creating new events that have a special appeal to our published members while continuing to provide our wider membership with opportunities to socialise, learn and network.


Candy Gourlay and Mo O'Hara

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