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. 


CWIG diary dates

Posted: 11 November 2016

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.

16 November 2016: iMovie Magic - Promoting You and Your Books with Shoo Rayner

Event details: SoA Offices, 11.50am-2.35pm, limited to 15 delegates; £20 (members only).

16 November 2016: CWIG AGM and The Curious History of British Children's Literature with Nicholas Tucker

Event details: SoA Offices, 5.30-8pm. Talk 6-8pm with a social. (The talk will start at 6.15pm.) The AGM is free, the talks and social are £10 members, £15 guests. Mailing to follow.