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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 children’s 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.

Rob Biddulph

Picture Book Club kicks off again for 2018 with a real treat! After months of negotiations, Rob Biddulph has cleared a space in his very busy diary to come and share his experiences as a highly successful picture book author-illustrator. We will be at Waterstones Reading once again from 7pm. Sneak peeks have been promised! Don’t miss out!

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We had an absolute ball at our Easter visit to Oxford in 2017 with James and Lucy Catchpole from The Catchpole Agency. And this year we’re going to be doing it all again in April.

Sick of sending things off and never getting feedback? Details are being finalised but this year James has very kindly agreed to give submissions feedback on the night for up to 10 lucky picture book writers. Details of the date/time/venue/how to submit your MS TBC very soon!

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In May we will be back to our usual time and place at Reading Waterstones on 8.5.18 at 7pm. We are hoping to have an experienced author and editor with us on the night and we will spill the beans 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.