We are very lucky in this part of the country to have so many fabulous authors and illustrators living and working nearby. Last Saturday I was in Bath Central Library with my Youth Libraries Group hat on helping with an Unconference based around children and reading. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new ones and hopefully learn about how the children’s book world is moving on at the moment. We had several great bloggers (all of whom I am eager to learn from!) as well as the fabulous Gill McLay who co-founded the Bath Kids Lit Festival. There were so many lovely authors who each did a five minute introduction to their work, in the morning and then in the afternoon we had workshops around subjects such as reading groups, blogging and getting published. I know it was a great opportunity for people to build their knowledge of the people we depend on to make our jobs so worthwhile.
Pictured above is new author Huw Powell
From left to right the authors are: Shoo Raynor, Elen Caldecott and Julia Green