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.




Are you a member of SCBWI?

Did you know that SCBWI members always receive a discount on events?

Whether Regional events or the International Conference, all members receive a discount.

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If not, please consider becoming a member.  Click here to learn about membership benefits.

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Ticket Information

SCBWI Non-Member's Ticket - £265.00

SCWBI Member's Ticket - £235.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.


The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.


The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.



Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Abusive verbal comments.
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.


Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.


SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.



The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.



SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.


Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:


  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.


Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.


If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will handle utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.



SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.



If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.


If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.