Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

*SCBWI British Isles Conference (Manchester) Friday Fringe and or Dinner*

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Date(s) - 18/11/2022
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Business School, MMU
Lyceum Place - Manchester, M15 6BY







Friday Fringe

We have two free afternoon sessions for you to enjoy this year followed by an informal dinner social.




Sketch Crawl (all welcome):


Join ‘Words&Pictures’ Illustration Editor Tita Berredo (PB writer and illustrator) for an exciting sketch crawl at the Manchester Art Gallery

Playing with visual references and imagination, Tita will lead insightful drawing activities inspired by items on display. Let your illustrations run free in this positive journey to finding your power!

Meeting at 2pm at the entrance to the gallery. All welcome, even if you haven’t pre-booked.

Please bring drawing material, and perhaps something to rest on. Stay on after the event for a coffee and a social.

Manchester Art Gallery. Mosley Street,
M2 3JL



Scrawl Crawl (all welcome):


Manchester Libraries Tour (with hosts Catherine Whitmore & Dom Conlon)
Join us for a bookish stroll through time and gather inspiration as we walk. From the 19th century shelves of Portico Library to an exploration of the new special collections museum in Manchester Poetry Library, get ready to see how literature has shaped the world from the heart of Manchester.


Meet outside the Portico Library at 2pm ( 57 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3HY)

Tour followed by time to browse / write.

Walk to Central Library (arrival time: 3pm)

Tour followed by time to browse / write.

Walk to The Poetry Library (in the MMU Grosvenor building, arrival time: 4pm)

Tour followed by time to browse / write.

There is a café in Central Library.

Anyone is welcome to join or leave at any stage even if you haven’t pre-booked.


Friday Social (Bookings are now Closed):


Pre-Conference Social 6pm BrewDog Manchester Outpost – 144 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GP (below the Hyatt Hotel).

It’s been too long. Start off your Conference weekend by meeting old friends or making new ones at an exclusive meet-up including special faculty guests in BrewDog Manchester Outpost from 6pm.

If you’re new to conference this year, or just mindful that you don’t know anyone who is coming, then this is a great opportunity to meet lots of new people, some of whom may be in the same boat as you, ready for the weekend ahead! Make yourself known at reception and our team will ensure that you soon feel part of the welcoming world of children’s illustrators and writers.

This is a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones in an informal setting.


Tickets are priced at £20 with food and one drink included. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate walk ups for this part of the Friday Fringe and bookings are now closed.



Illustrations © Jim Field 2022