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.
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.
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Please follow the links to book sessions.