November 16 - November 18
The SCBWI British Isles Conference is a superb opportunity to add focus to your creative craft and gain essential insight on children’s publishing from leading illustrators, agents, art directors, authors, publishers and editors. Whether you’re an illustrator, author or both, you’ll discover fresh perspectives for your practice and get opportunities to meet and show your portfolio to some of the UK’s best children’s illustration contacts from houses including Walker, Egmont, Stripes, Arena Agency and more.
This year, keynotes include illustrator-author and animation director Benji Davies (The Storm Whale, Grandad’s Island), and author Tanya Landman (The Goldsmith’s Daughter, Buffalo Soldier). Talks and workshops include Benji Davies’ all-day picture book intensive, art director Paul Coomey’s guide to book dummy design, and AOI’s own Derek Brazell on the business of illustration. Leave inspired, recharged and a little bit wiser about the best career on the planet.
AOI members get £30 off the SCBWI non-member fee using discount code SCBWI18-AOI