Category Archives: Literary Events

Reading Rocks event, October 2016

From time to time, SLG is asked to send representatives to different events around the country to speak or to set up a stand.  This involved us getting involved with a stand in the ATL Conference earlier in the year, … Continue reading

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What better way for a sociable bookworm to spend an afternoon?

The welcoming surroundings of the Grafton’s upper room were the perfect setting for the second SLG Café Littéraire. Authors, Librarians and Publishers shared enthusiasms and information over tea, coffee and some excellent cake. The event was attended by 16 authors … Continue reading

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Recommended graphic novel titles for school libraries

Recommended graphic novels for school librariesOur fantastic visit to the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London has really given all participants an insight into the world of graphic novels and really interesting discussions about some of the pitfalls regarding content and … Continue reading

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Navigating the choppy seas of graphic novels…

SLG London and South-East have recently organised a twilight visit to the Forbidden Planet Megastore. I was really hoping that visiting the store, talking with the knowledgeable staff and other enthusiastic geek colleagues would give me some useful pointers and … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels for School Libraries – Twilight visit to Forbidden Planet shop London

  Join us for our return to Forbidden Planet! We will be reprising last year’s successful visit to the Forbidden Planet shop at 179, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR https://forbiddenplanet.com/pages/about/ on Wednesday 21st October from 7.00pm – 8.30pm  ALL WELCOME We will enjoy sole … Continue reading

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STREAM 2015 – FREE Book Festival

STREAM South London Book Festival 2015 will be opened this year by masters of words and pictures, Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and author, poet and performer Michael Rosen in an entertaining and interactive family event. STREAM2015 has a stellar line-up … Continue reading

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Café Littéraire

Tea and conversation flowed freely on Saturday afternoon as we enjoyed  Tea & Tattle ‘s pleasant surroundings, scrummy food and an opportunity to chat with authors and other lovers of children’s books. Author Sufiya Ahmed with trainer Anne Harding and CILIP SLG’s … Continue reading

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SLG London and SE – January Social!

Don’t miss our visit to the British Library’s exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imaginationhttp://www.bl.uk/events/terror-and-wonder–the-gothic-imagination followed by our Winter Social in the function room at the nearby Central Station pub. On Saturday 17th January – ALL WELCOME! See the exhibition (which … Continue reading

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A Trip To A Forbidden Planet

It is notoriously difficult to choose graphic novels for school libraries and so On Wednesday, 22 October, CILIP’s School Libraries Group for London and the Southeast met at Forbidden Planet (https://forbiddenplanet.com) As you may know (or may not if you’ve … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Comics and Manga

Choosing graphic novels, comics and manga for your school library can be a bit of a minefield. This event run by London and South East SLG will help you choose the right material for your pupils, and it’s a great … Continue reading

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