Children's Conference takes shape for 2017

Children's Conference takes shape for 2017

Freelance children’s publishing consultant Claire Shanahan and children’s writer Katherine Woodfine are to co-programme The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference in 2017.

The event, which takes place on 26th September at Milton Court in the Barbican, central London, builds on last year’s show, the theme of which was keeping children’s books at the centre of the expanding entertainment universe.


Katherine Woodfine and Claire Shanahan.

Shanahan works with clients including the BBC, Penguin Random House Children’s Books, World Book Day and London Book & Screen Week. Woodfine is the author of the bestselling Sinclair’s Mysteries series (Egmont UK) and has previously worked for Arts Council England and for Book Trust. The duo said: “We're delighted to be working together to programme The Bookseller Children's Conference 2017 - it's always a highlight of the children's books calendar. We're looking forward to bringing you the latest insight and case studies, from within the industry and beyond.”

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller commented: “The insider knowledge Claire and Katherine will bring to conference this year will ensure we build on an event that already reflects the importance of the children’s publishing business to the whole books sector. ”

Shanahan and Woodfine are contactable via the following email account,

Children’s editor and conference programmer Charlotte Eyre is on maternity leave.