Free exhibition showcasing winning entries from The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (British Isles) competition Children's picture book illustration is one of the most innovative and creative areas of the current publishing industry. This exhibition celebrates this talent, comprising stunning artwork from the prestigious SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators British Isles) 2012 competition. Chosen by a jury of published illustrators and art directors, the pieces cover an array of genres and showcase some of the best work by published and unpublished artists in the field today. SCBWI is the only international professional organisation dedicated to serving people who share a vital interest in children's literature, magazines, film, television and/or multimedia. SCBWI British Isles aims to support aspiring and published British writers and illustrators and provide opportunities for them to network, hone their craft and develop their careers.
Venue: The Café at Foyles, First Floor, Charing Cross RoadOpening hours: 7th February 2013 - 28th February 2013 (Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm, Sun 10am - 6pm)*Please note that due to the arrangement of the Café, viewing of the artwork may be restricted. Illustration: 'Too Small for My Big Bed' © Layn Marlow
Kathryn Simmonds, whose first novel features the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, looks at the rights and responsibilities of the fiction writer when covering events in living memory.
Edward Carey, author the Iremonger trilogy for young adults, shares his memories of an earlier career working in Christina Foyle's eccentric bookshop.
Marie Phillips, an author who definitely knows where her towel is, reveals the effect of exposure to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at a young age.