Illustration by Maisie Shearring

Picture Hooks Conference 2016

Saturday 23rd April 2016
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
£50 / £25

Now in its third year, the Picture Hooks Conference gives illustrators the opportunity to hear from leading experts from the world of children’s publishing.

Sessions include:

  • How do publishers select their illustrators?
  • How should you present your portfolio?
  • How is a picture book planned and designed?

Speakers include Andrea MacDonald, Executive Editor for Picture Books from Penguin Random House, and Tessa Strickland, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Barefoot Books.

Other highlights include sessions from Joel Stewart- award winning author and illustrator of over 20 books, including the internationally known Dexter Bexley, and creator/director of over 50 episodes of The Adventures of Abney and Teal- and Nicki Field, head of illustration from the Jelly Agency, a unique cross-content production company who will share her experiences on the many other opportunities for illustrators to sell and license their work.

Your Chairs: author, Vivian French MBE, writer of picture book texts, novels, plays and non-fiction for children and young adults, and literary agent, Lucy Juckes from Jenny Brown Associates.

Details of Picture Hooks 2016 mentoring scheme will be revealed at the conference. Lunch and refreshments available from Saramago Café Bar, and a wide variety of picture books will be on sale throughout the day.