Children's Writers and Illustrators Group

Our Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG) is a professional community of writers and illustrators who create content for the children’s publishing market.

We get together regularly for conferences, events and socials. We campaign as a group on issues of specific relevance to us, as well as raising the profile of children's books more generally. Read about our campaigns.

While a democratically-elected committee directs the work of the group, the day-to-day administration is dealt with by the Group Secretary, Jo McCrum.

CWIG events give members plenty of opportunity to socialise and network with industry professionals. Speakers at events include publishers, librarians, booksellers, reviewers and many distinguished writers and illustrators.

We are corporate members of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and we support the Children's Media Foundation who are dedicated to ensuring that UK children have the best possible choice, range and quality of media available to them. 

Upcoming events: 

2 November: CWIG AGM and event on children's animation - Bringing up Bing with Ted Dewan. Chaired by Julie Middleton (Purple Frog) SoA boardroom, 17.30-20.00. The 18.00 talk is followed by a social with wine and nibbles. Do come if you would like to learn more about getting your book, idea or original script made into a children's animation series.

We have been experiencing problems with the booking form and can confirm that places are currently available. Please contact the office directly if you encounter a 'sales ended' message.

Please follow the links to book sessions.


September e-robin

Posted: 15 September 2017

The September CWIG e-robin has been sent out to members. Missed it? Catch up here.

CWIG diary dates

Posted: 07 September 2017

When events are live on the booking system, you will be able to click through to the full details and members will be emailed full details. We send notification about our events via email only. Please remember to let us know if your email address changes.

2 November 2017: CWIG AGM and Bringing up Bing 

Event details: AGM followed by a talk from Ted Dewan. SoA boardroom, 17.30am-20.00pm. The 18.00 talk is followed by a social with wine and nibbles. Click here to book - tickets are still available. Please contact the office if you have problems booking.