Babette Cole - SCBWI Conference at Bologna Book Fair

South West illustrators member Babette Cole gave a wonderful talk at the SCBWI conference in Bologna.
'Every Picture tells a Story' started with very funny anecdotes about her life and work with slides of illustrations from of her books and some wonderful (rarely seen) paintings of the West Indies. She followed this with a serious plea for us all to do all we can to improve the sorry standard of literacy amongst some of our children and young adults and rounded off with a hilarious description of the series of the extraordinarily different pony stories that she is currently writing for Bloomsbury.
Suzy-Jane Tanner 2008

Illustrator John Shelley was also speaking at the conference and has a more detailed report with photo's on his blog here.

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