CBI Conference 2014 Announced!
CBI is delighted to announce the lineup for the 2014 conference, entitled ‘The F Word: Failure‘. This theme invites speakers to reflect on times in their careers where things have fallen apart, deadlines went out the window and defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory. Rather than revel in what didn’t work, we’re asking how failure can be learned from and used to create something better. Many thanks to picturebook creator, illustr! ator and conference speaker David Mackintosh for kindly letting us use his images.
- A keynote address from Laureate na nÓg 2014-2016
- A debut writers panel featuring O’Brien Press author Sheila Agnew (Evie Brooks: Marooned in Manhattan), Irish novelist Sarah Moore Fitzgerald (Back to Blackbrick) and American novelist Leslye Walton (The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender).
- Author of the controversial When Mister Dog Bites, Brian Conaghan
- Performance poet and children’s author Laura Dockrill (Darcy Burdock)
- Irish language legend and festival director, playwright, teacher and children’s books author Patricia Forde (Mise agus an Dragún etc)
- Creator of books for the very small Leslie Patricelli (Yummy Yucky etc)
- lllustrator David Mackintosh (Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School etc)
- Award winning novelist Jane Mitchell (Chalkline etc)
- German writer Kirsten Reinhardt (Fennymore and the Brumella)
- Creator of Dirty Bertie David Roberts
- Irish based illustrator Steve Simpson (Cáca don Rí etc)
- Historical fiction writer Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity etc)
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now! The conference is again maintaining very competitive entry prices with a weekend for €100 (€90 for CBI members) and a day entry for just €60 (€55 for CBI members).
The annual CBI conference is a weekend-long celebration of the very best in books for young people from home and abroad. Featuring some of the most exciting names in writing, illustration, publishing and criticism, this relaxed and friendly event is an opportunity for teachers, booksellers, librarians, academics, artists and other professionals – or anyone else with a passion for children’s literature – to meet old favourites and discover new voices.