FCBG Conference

From Federation of Children's Book Groups

Resource type: Conference or Trade Show

Price band: £

Key stage: Adult

Region(s): England - South East

This year’s Federation of Children’s Book Groups Conference will take place from 5th – 7th April 2024 at Woldingham School, Caterham. The theme for this year’s conference is Saving the World, One Book at a Time.

The FCBG Conference is open to FCBG members and non-members. It features a range of talks and seminars with authors and industry professionals, as well as publisher exhibitions showcasing their latest releases.

Speakers and workshops for the 2024 conference include:

  • Keynote Speakers: Sam Sedgman, Jenny Pearson and Christopher Edge
  • An Evening of Poetry and Music with Roger Stevens, John Dougherty and Laura Mucho.
  • Celebrating Anniversaries with David Almond and Cressida Cowell in conversation with Nikki Gamble.
  • Disadvantaged Boys Have Feelings Too with Brian Conaghan and Nathanael Lessore.
  • Engaging Readers with Non-Fiction with Nikki Gamble and National Non-Fiction November.
  • Empathy in Picture Books with Mariajo Ilustrajo, Farrah Riaz and Kim Hillyard.
  • Michael Morpurgo Celebrates his 80th Birthday.
  • Transitions and Friendship with Lisa Williamson and Matt Goodfellow.
  • Inclusion in Fiction with Sarah Hagger-Holt, Lisette Auton and Karen Owen.

Cost: from £280/£325 for FCBG members/non-members for the full 3 days. Single day access also available. Early bird discounts available until Monday 15th January 2024.

About The Federation of Children’s Book Groups: The FCBG is an umbrella organisation that coordinates and supports the work of local Children’s Book Groups across the UK. As well as events for parents and children organised at a local level, the FCBG also organises the FCBG Children’s Book Award and other national events to help bring children and books together.

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