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Pulse at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival – Trailblazer Panel Event – What is the Worth of Creating for Children?

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Date(s) - 26/06/2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
Rosamond Street West - Off Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6LL

In partnership with the Manchester Children's Book Festival, SCBWI British Isles is delighted to launch our Pulse presence in the North West with a panel event that explores the value of children's books. 

Why is writing for children thought of as a mere stepping stone to adult writing- a means to an end? Aren’t kids’ books  worthwhile and important in their own right? Or is writing for children arguably more valuable than writing for adults? Experienced authors and industry professionals will wrestle with these issues as they explore the merits and the perceived value of creating Children’s books.

For just £5.50 you can attend the panel discussion and then stay on for drinks and canapés at the festival launch, a  gala occasion, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University,which features poetry readings by Carol Ann Duffy.

To buy tickets visit the festival box office:

With panel members including author Jonathan Mayhew (Mortlock, Monster Odyssey Series), illustrator/author Kate Pankhurst (Mariella Mystery Series plus much more) and Julia Churchill of AM Heath Literary Agency it promises to be a great night. 


About SCBWI Pulse: Pulse is an exciting initiative that aims to provide workshops, lectures and professional development for published children’s book writers and illustrators. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the industry and will bring members updates on trends, help them market themselves in the new-media, digital age, offer exclusive networking opportunities and much, much more!

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