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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 usually meet on the second Tuesday evening of each month. We move around the country a bit to spread the picture book joy as far and wide as possible! 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. Or like our @picbookclub page on Facebook and you’ll always be kept up to date!

We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming established MG/YA and newly-minted picture book author Candy Gourlay to Picture Book Club on 9th October following the publication this year of her picture book Is It A Mermaid? Candy is also a social media and publicity ninja so she is sure to have some tips for aspiring writers and illustrators aiming to improve their presence online.

Novembers meeting is TBC

There will be the usual festive loveliness at Windsor Waterstones for the Christmas Picture Book Club to coincide with the town’s Living Advent Calendar. Details are secret squirrel at this stage but we’ll get them to you asap!

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.