Regent’s Park near the Bandstand, nearest tube Baker Street
Join us for a very special SCBWI London Brunch Picnic on Friday 30th June, 11.30 am onwards, in Regent’s Park near the Bandstand, nearest tube Baker Street. Following the success of last year’s celebration picnic, we’re once more crossing our fingers for good weather. Bring your own food and drink, and something to sit on. We’ll be celebrating some of the books launched this year by SCBWI authors and illustrators, Head-lining our celebration for Summer 2023 is the wonderful long-time SCBWI Volunteer, Candy Gourlay’s novel Wild Song, about the Igorot tribe members going to the San Francisco World Fair. Published recently to rave reviews, it’s sure to be an award winner. Come and talk to Candy Gourlay about her amazing book. 2023 is proving an extremely prolific one for all our SCBWI authors and Illustrators – so everyone with a book out this year is invited to come along, bring your book and join in the celebrations. At the picnic, we will also be saying a HUGE ‘Thank You’ to our long-time Finance Co-ordinator and Co-Regional Advisor, Kathryn Evans who is stepping down from her role for a much-deserved break. YA author and SCBWI volunteer Kathryn Evans has devoted a huge amount of time and effort to SCBWI events for the past few years. We could not have run all our superb events without her help. YA Author Teri Terry is also launching her latest YA novel Scare Me, out June 22 with Hodder. Teri Terry is an award-winning author of young adult thrillers, including Slated and Contagion. Her latest is Scare Me, a testament to perseverance: she first started writing it in 2010! If you have a book to shout about, or just want to come along to mingle, a SCBWI brunch is a great place to meet other SCBWI writers and illustrators. You can catch up on all the kidlit chitchat. And it’s a great place to meet a potential critique partner too. Non-members are welcome, as well as SCBWI members. Don’t forget to BYO … look out for the SCBWI postcards and a bunch of chatty writers and illustrators… As long as it’s not pouring with rain, we’ll be picnicking. If a deluge is forecast, we’ll retreat under the bandstand or to a nearby pub. It’s going to be so much fun – hope to see you there!