Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

European annual events and book fairs

This is a list of some of the nearby book fairs, children’s book festivals, conferences, and other events that you might like to attend outside Ireland.

Note: SCBWI Ireland is not affiliated with any of these events. From time to time, we do run workshops and retreats for our members; for more information about these, keep an eye on our Events section.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair (March)

Oxford Literary Festival (March)

London Book Fair (April)

SCBWI Europlitan Conference (April-May)
Every two years and moves locations. The 2019 conference is in Switzerland.

Manchester Children’s Book Festival (June)

Edinburgh International Book Festival (August)

Children’s Books Ireland Conference (September as of 2015)

Frankfurt Book Fair (October)

SCBWI British Isles Conference (November)
Held every year in Winchester, England