This will be held at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London 24-25 June 2006. Keynote speakers Malorie Blackman and Trevor Philips. Contributing authors include Beverley Naidoo, Mary Hoffman, Bali Rai and Ken Wilson-Max with poetry from John Agard, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and a showcase event open to local families.
The conference is organised by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and is an initiative of the Arts Council. It is designed to raise the profile of the market opportunities for culturally diverse children's books and to explore future developments in this area.
The conference is aimed at professionals in the children's book world whether as publishers, writers, illustrators, booksellers, librarians and teachers.
Registration fee is £75 but there is (in the spirit of the ubiquitious 3 for the price of 2 offer in many bookshops) a 5 for 4 offer - band together and book 4 places for £300 and send 5 delegates.
Details and online registration visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/diversitymatters