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IBBY UK Conference and IBBY World Congress Bursaries

IBBY WebBooking is now open for the IBBY UK/NCRCL Conference which this year will take place at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Webber Street, London SE1 8QW on Saturday 11th November.
The title of the conference is Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Cultures.
Our keynote speaker is Professor Vanessa Joosen of the University of Antwerp. Other speakers include Jackie Morris and Beverley Naidoo and there will be a number of parallel sessions.
Cost to IBBY members is £70 including lunch.
CLPE is a slightly smaller venue than we usually have, so early booking is advisable.
Find more information and book at

Bursaries for attendance at IBBY World Congress

Following IBBY UKs highly successful hosting of the 2012 World Congress in London, a bursary scheme was established to aid UK delegates to attend subsequent Congresses. IBBY members have been supported financially to attend the 2014 Congress in Mexico and the 2016 Congress in New Zealand and to share their own ideas and experiences in children’s literature and literacy with IBBY delegates from around the world.

In 2018, IBBY UK will again be supporting two of its members to attend the World Congress in Athens, Greece, 30 August  - 1 September 2018, where the theme is East meets West around Children’s Books and FairyTales: www.ibbycongressathens2018.com/

There are two bursaries available. On this occasion, one is for anyone working towards a degree in creative writing or illustration with a particular interest in writing or illustration for children; and the other is for anyone with an established interest in children’s books and literacy or the work of IBBY. We would particularly welcome applications from translators of children’s books since the Congress includes a section on translation.

It is intended that at least one bursary will go to an applicant aged under 35; and special consideration will be given to applicants who are intending to offer to give a paper or poster session at the Congress. These do not have to be academic papers but can be reports on ongoing projects (including writing and illustration) with relevance to the theme of the Congress.  Members of the IBBY UK Committee will be supported separately to attend the Congress.

Previous bursary holders are not eligible to apply but previously unsuccessful applicants are welcome to make new applications.  For more information about the bursaries and how to apply, please see the PDF below.
Applications must be received by November 30th 2017, but please note that the deadline for submitting a paper to the Congress is 31st October 2017.

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