Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

***** SCBWI BI Conference 2019 ~ Telling Tales *****

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Date(s) - 02/11/2019 - 03/11/2019
8:45 am - 6:00 pm

The University of Winchester
The Stripe Complex, Sparkford Road - Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR



Telling Tales



“Fairy tales are more than true:

not because they tell us that dragons exist,

but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  

Neil Gaiman



This year’s conference is all about the modern, the mythical and the magical. Stories are fluid, malleable creatures that shift with the teller, the listener, and the place. They can trigger memories and inspire new ideas. They let us sing with our angels and, more importantly perhaps, they let us dance with our fears – and in this challenging, often scary world we live in, children need a way to do that more than ever.

Our programme this year is designed to help you explore all these possibilities, so come and join us for a weekend of Telling Tales with some of today’s most exciting and well-respected authors and illustrators.

Who knows what magic you might find?



Join us in Winchester

Friday Fringe ~ 1st November




SCBWI-BI Conference 2019


Saturday the 2nd ~ Sunday the 3rd of November




Conference Scholarships


Scholarships for Writers 2019          Scholarships for Illustrators 2019




Here are the links for what’s on offer

The booking form is to the bottom of the page

Enjoy perusing and see you in November ~ hopefully!


Conference 2019                          Programme 2019


For Illustrators 2019        For Writers 2019       For SCBWI Newbies 2019


Friday Fringe & Critique 2019                     1-2-1 Professional Reviews 2019


First Impressions and First Pages 2019


      The Hook 2019                                                            Speed Pitching 2019



         Party Time (+MBL)                                                        Mass Book Launch 2019


Faculty 2019                             Volunteers 2019


How to get there 2019               FAQs 2019


KidLit TV 2019



Booking Your Place 

SCBWI member?

Please log into your SCBWI account when booking to receive your member’s discount!

Not yet a SCBWI member?

Either book below! Or join now for the members’ only discount!


1-2-1 professional reviews

option closes 07th September at Noon for authors & 07th October for illustrators

MS to be sent in by 14th September

Portfolios to be brought to the conference



Do I have to pay with PayPal?

PayPal is just the tool we use to receive credit card payments, you don’t need a PayPal account (unless you want one).

Click on the link “pay with debit or credit card” (see right) and follow the prompts to avoid PayPal and it will lead you through the process.



Want to review your booking?

Log in to your SCBWI member home page and check out your event history.






 Can I sell my book at the conference?

Absolutely yes!

Both published and self-published authors and illustrators, attending the conference, can nominate one title through this link nominate your title.

Our bookseller P&G Wells will endeavour to stock your title alongside the titles nominated by our conference speakers and faculty. Please be aware however, this will be subject to availability. We cannot guarantee all titles will be available. We request all nominated books  have a clear connection to children’s literature, even if they are not aimed at young people.

For more information follow this link FAQs

If you don’t have a book to sell yet, don’t worry, there are many pre-published authors and illustrators attending. That’s why we hold the conference. You’ll get there one day!

If you haven’t done so already please use the link below.


Nominate your title



Problems with bookings?

Email Sean Noonan – or

When booking by tablet or phone please tilt to landscape to avoid any difficulty seeing the whole form. Cheers.

Reminder: The programme is subject to change without forward notice.

Please note that unless we cancel the event, we are unable to refund any tickets already paid for.