Writing for Children Conference

February 20, 2013

A celebration of Welsh children’s authors and illustrators will be held at the University of Glamorgan Treforest Campus on Saturday 23 February 2013.

Literature Wales will be holding the Writing for Children Conference as part of the South Wales Literature Development Initiative, which is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and eight local authorities.

A full day of talks, workshops and conversations, the conference will include: exploring author and illustrator collaboration; rugby zombies, dystopian writing, speed dating for authors and illustrators, digitizing children’s publishing to name but a few. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in creative writing and illustrating.

The conference is held in collaboration with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tŷ Crawshay, University of Glamorgan, Treforest Campus. Speakers include: Bardd Plant Cymru – Eurig Salisbury, Young People’s Laureate – Catherine Fisher, Ruth Morgan, Chris Glynn, Ifor Thomas, Thomas Docherty, Mike Jenkins, Dan Anthony, Huw Aaron and Mike Church. There will be a presentation on digitizing Children’s Publishing by Kate Wilson, Director of Nosy Crow and the unique opportunity of eight one to one sessions with Viv Sayer, editor of Gomer.

The Conference aims to attract and celebrate the creative writing talents of people of all ages and abilities. It will be an ideal event to showcase a particular genre of literature which is gaining more popularity and interest and will help to promote its enjoyment and relevance today.

For more information and to book your place contact Literature Wales on: 029 2047 2266 or email post@literaturewales.org / website: www.literaturewales.org/writing-for-children/

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