Last weekend I attended the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Conference (FCBG) near Reading, Berkshire.
What is the FCBG?
The FCBG is a UK charity bringing children and books together, encouraging reading for pleasure. Most members are librarians or teachers or ex-librarians or ex-teachers, but whatever their background they are all passionate about children’s books and nurturing a life long love of reading.
You can find out more about the FCBG here.
I went with my great friends Anita Loughrey and Miriam Halahmy and we met fellow author Claire Barker along the way.
|Miriam and Anita||Anita and Claire Barker|
FCBG Conference 2017
The conference has great talks by authors and publishers. A publisher stand where publishers showcase their latest books. A bookshop selling copies of books by authors appearing at the conference. This year the bookshop was my all time favourite Tales on Moon Lane. It was also a great opportunity to hang out with people who love children’s books as much as I do.
I particularly enjoyed the talk by the author Cas Lester, the seminar on techie stuff you can use to help get reluctant readers into reading by Bev Humphreys and the small publisher panel featuring Alanna Books, Tiny Owl and Book Island. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet Roy Johnson who is the Sales and Marketing Director of Troika Books, one of my publishers.
A great weekend of bookish awesomeness.
And there might have been one or two cocktails sampled while we were off duty.