Scottish Book Trust’s Bookbug Conference 2017
The Power of Picture Books: Building Communities, Families and Futures
‘Books and stories allow children to build possible futures.’ Sir Harry Burns
This year's conference will be going back to basics to champion the power of picture books.
The event will explore how books from birth are a key part of helping children form their world view, and shape their identity. Picture books are crucial in modelling behaviour and situations, communicating diversity and promoting children’s rights.
- Dr Vivienne Smith, Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Strathclyde
- Sabine Bonewitz, Head of Family Programmes at Lesestart (the German equivalent of Bookbug)
- Rowena Seabrook, Head of Education at Amnesty UK
- Alison Murray, Author/Illustrator of Little Mouse and Hare and Tortoise
- Dr Evelyn Arizpe, Senior Lecturer in Creativity, Culture and Faith at the University of Glasgow
- Nicholas Dowdall, Trustee of the Mikhulu Trust
We also have a series of workshops including Storytelling with Wordless Picture Books, exploring picture books with Alison Murray and Working with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
Cost per delegate is just £50
Exhibition opportunities are available, please contact Beth Crozier, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.