Get Discounted Entry to Society of Authors Conference!

The SYP is pleased to announce that the Society of Authors is offering SYP members a discount on tickets to its Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Conference, taking place at Reading University on 14–16 September 2012.

SYP members can claim the SoA members' rate for the weekend ticket if they book before April 10. After this date SYP members can claim the members' rate if two people book together. Eligible non-members who are interested in joining the Society of Authors can also take advantage of a joining offer of a 15 (rather than 12) months subscription.

See below for all the info:

Society of Authors Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Conference, Reading University, 14-16 September 2012

Allan Ahlberg Ros Asquith Parul Bavishi Terence Blacker Marilyn Brocklehurst Gillian Cross Kevin Crossley-Holland Nicola Davies John Dougherty Philippa Dickinson Julia Eccleshare Megan Farr Vivian French Alan Gibbons Joe Godwin Charlie Higson Meredith Hooper Sam Husain Catherine Johnson Sophie Lording Michaela Morgan Geraldine McCaughrean Gillian McClure Sarah McIntyre Robert McCrum John McLay Patrick Ness Kate Paice Helena Pielichaty John Pilkington Susan Price Bali Rai Jane Ray Celia Rees Rachel Rooney Nicola Smee Nicola Solomon with entertainment by Something Happened and exhibitions to be announced
Over the last year there have been seismic changes in the way books are produced and read, and in public policy affecting children's publishing – not least the threats to libraries and to school visits. Joined-Up Reading offers a chance to catch up with these changes. Headline speakers will discuss a wide range of issues and there will be plenty of practical seminars. This will be our sixth conference and, as ever, we aim to provide information, entertainment, inspiration and an opportunity to network. There will not be another weekend residential conference until 2016, if at all.

See our Facebook page or www.cwigconference.com for full details of the schedule, speakers, booking form (including PayPal link) and price list.

Full Residential Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime – including bed, board, meals and some beverages.

Members £295, plus VAT £59.00, total £354

Non-Members £354, plus VAT £70.80, total £424.80

Saturday 15 September day ticket 9am to 6.45pm - Includes coffee, lunch, tea. Excludes breakfast, dinner and after-dinner entertainment

Members £99, plus VAT £19.80, total £118.80

Non-members £118, plus VAT £23.60, total £141.80