EVENTS SCBWI In Conversation with UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child

As part of Manchester Literature Festival, Lauren Child will be talking to our very own Candy Gourlay – catch it if you can!

SCBWI In Conversation with UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child
3.30pm Sunday 7th October, The Whitworth, Manchester

SCBWI British Isles is delighted to support UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, in her mission to get children excited about reading at a special event in Manchester, where our very own Candy Gourlay will be talking to Lauren about the magic of reading and writing.

As an organisation committed to supporting the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world, SCBWI was thrilled to be invited by the Manchester Literature Festival to participate in this in-conversation event with Lauren. Author Candy Gourlay, a long-term SCBWI volunteer and advocate, was the obvious choice to represent us. Please do come along and support Candy at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester where as well as focusing on the magic of story, she’ll be inviting Lauren to introduce her latest laugh-out-loud book Hubert Horatio.

You can find further details and book tickets here:

Header image: BookTrust

Award-winning writer, illustrator, and superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort, Lauren Child is one of today’s most highly-regarded writers and illustrators for children and young teenagers. Appointed Children’s Laureate in 2017, she says her mission is to get children excited about reading and we are thrilled to support her at this special event.

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author based in London. Her latest novel Bone Talk has received glowing reviews – it is set in a historical moment in the Philippines when headhunting tribes came face to face with American invading forces for the first time. This year Candy also published her first picture book, Is It a Mermaid? Her novels have been listed for many prizes including the Waterstones, Blue Peter, the Carnegie and the Guardian Prize.

This event is presented in partnership with SCBWI, Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Children’s Book Festival.

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