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Picture Book Club

Picture Book Club is a monthly book club for grown-ups who love picture books. Perhaps you are an author or illustrator or you have ambitions to write a picture book? Just love all the new exciting writing and artwork coming out? Want to learn more about children’s publishing?

Then Picture Book Club is for you! We meet on the second Tuesday of every month and alternate between Windsor and Reading branches of Waterstones. Our meetings start at 7pm in Windsor and 7.30pm in Reading. Each month we arrange a speaker or other book-related event and then there is a chance for a bit of networking and some nibbles. Previous speakers include Sophy Henn, Nicolette Jones, Mat Tobin, Meg McLaren and Yuval Zommer. Tickets are £5 on the door.

Picture Book Club is organised by Fiona Barker and Kate Poels. We’re both picture book authors and just want to share our love of the genre.

If you’d like to know more about Picture Book Club then please email info@fionabarker.co.uk. Look out for #picturebookclub for updates on Twitter or follow @Fi_BGB and @KatePoelsAuthor.

Tiny Owl

It’s our year anniversary with Picture Book Club #12 and we are so excited to welcome innovative children’s book publisher Tiny Owl to Reading Waterstones on 10.10.17. Established in 2015, Tiny Owl have quickly established a strong reputation for producing original, beautiful picture books. Cultural partnerships between writers and illustrators are also a key principle for Tiny Owl and we look forward to hearing more about this in October!

Alanna Zeki

November sees us in Windsor again on 14.11.17 at 7pm for Picture Book Club #13. We look forward to chatting with Anna McQuinn from Alanna Books. She brings a wealth of experience as a writer and publisher so this is an unmissable opportunity!

Xmas books

Eeek! Can’t believe we’re talking about Christmas already! But at Picture Book Club we’re already thinking about our Xmas Party to round off 2017. You can be sure there will be a suitably book-ish theme. More details to follow soon!

For more information about Picture Book Club please email info@fionabarker.co.uk and check out the event pages on this site for information on how to book.