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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.

Xmas books

Last year we had such a fabulous time when we joined forces with Windsor Waterstones and the RBWM Living Advent Calendar that we have decided to do it again. As always, it’s meant to be a secret so don’t tell anyone but we will be reading some special festive picture books on the evening of 19th December. More details later but come and join us for some great reads! I expect there will be Christmassy biscuits or cake involved too!

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PBC is taking a break in January 2018 as I will be in pantomime with the Quince Players in the new year (oh yes I will!) I am thoroughly relishing the chance to be the baddie (again!) but will be back to my usual angelic-self come February.

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We have an exciting array of picture book related speakers lined up for 2018 from February onwards. We will also be in our permanent new home at Waterstones in Reading (Broad Street Books). Make sure you don’t miss out and book-mark the second Tues of each month in your diary!

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.