CBI Conference 2012 – round-up

Don’t you just adore books?
Bob from  with his pop-up-book sbop
This is just a short post on the Children’s Books Ireland Conference 2012 – Weaving a Shared Story. If you like books, or are a teacher then you really should try to make it to the conference next year.

I met Alan Early,  I seriously admire his book and a lot of very young children have read it and love it.

Next to chat to was Bob from The Gutter Book Shop.
The day kicked off with the Emberley family, chaired by illustrator and designer Steve Simpson
I then had to scoot off to interview Sally Nichols, award winning author of Ways to Live Forever, Seasons of Secrets and All Fall Down. Wow – what a gal! She told me that she writes for nine-year-old Sally and that nine-year-old Sally is vocal about what she likes and dislikes! I will send you a link when it is published. A huge thank (yet again) to CBI for that opportunity!

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon presented next and almost had a few tears for his beautifully illustrated story of Crock and Bird.
Then the presentation of the annual CBI Award for outstanding contribution to the world of Irish children’s books was announced as Colmán Ó Raghallaigh

The second panel of the CBI Conference was a discussion centered on dystopian and historical fiction, with Brian Gallagher (that’s him in daa video), Nicola Pierce, Peadar Ó Guilín and Sally Nicholls, chaired by Dr. Conor Kostick
The CBI team are just fabulous dharlings, as are Kim Harte , Claire Henneissey, Sarah Webb, Sally Nichols and most of the audience that attended.
Here are all the tweets from the peeps at the conference – David Maybury
I gleamed so much info and sweet insights….and I would share them…it’s just that I need to read. A gal’s gotta read before she edits, ya know!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi,

    I was at the Sunday, wasn't it just a fantastic day?

    See you soon in Cork. Up the Rebels!


  2. Hi Louise,

    It was a smashing day, do try to go next year. I'll sane you a seat!


  3. Ahhh, I wish I'd known you were at the conference. I was too!! Oh well, I'll see you in June anyway! Colleen 🙂


  4. Louise says:

    Sounds like a great day-will try and attend next year!


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