2015 IBBY/NCRCL Conference: Steering the Craft

22nd annual NCRCL MA/IBBY UK Conference

Saturday 14th November 2015

Froebel College, University of Roehampton

 Steering the Craft:

Navigating the process of creating children’s books in the 21st century

Booking now open!


Conference Schedule

9.00      Registration and coffee

9.30      Welcome: Lisa Sainsbury, NCRCL

9.35      Julia Eccleshare: ‘From writer to reader – what role do reviews play in today’s children’s books?’

10.15    Jane Ray and Dianne Hofmeyr: ‘Steering Words and Pictures: how illustrators ‘read’                                                and writers ‘picture’ each others work.’

10.55    Nicky Singer: ‘Children’s Books 2015: Market Commodities or Meaningful Stories? A Writer’s Tale.’

11.35    Comfort Break

11.45    Parallel sessions

Click here for the list of parallel sessions and here for the speakers’ biographies

12.45    Lunch

14.00    NCRCL/IBBY news: David Rudd, NCRCL, and Wally de Donker, IBBY UK

14.10    Clémentine Beauvais: ‘”Unpublishable in this country”: writing and publishing                              children’s books in France and the UK.’

14.50    Daniel Hahn: ‘(Re)Making a Picture Book: A Translator’s Confession’

15.30    Comfort Break

15.40    Industry Panel: Anna McQuinn (Alanna Books); David Maybury (Scholastic); Barry Cunningham (Chicken House)

16.20    Melvin Burgess in Conversation with Barry Cunningham: ‘Rocking the Boat.’

17.00    Raffle Draw, Tea and Junk Cake (in honour of Melvin Burgess)


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More Information: Plenary Speakers’ BiographiesParallel SessionsSession Speakers’ Biographies

If you have any queries or problems with the store, please contact Julia Noyce on 020 8392 3698 or email julia.noyce@roehampton.ac.uk.