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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!

In May we didn’t have an IRL meeting but we were delighted to interview Simon Philip, author of I Really Want The Cake and its soon-to-be-released follow up, I Really Want To Win plus many others. You can read our interview over on the blog!

In June we will be back at the lovely Broad Street Books in Reading with Leigh Hodgkinson talking illustration, writing and maybe even animation. Join us on Tues 11th June to meet the delightful Pencil Dog.

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.