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The CBI Annual Conference line-up has been released with more awesome writers, illustrators and speakers than you could dream of. Taking place in May this years conference tackles Rebels and Rulebreakers on 18 and 19 May. (Registration opens on March 1) 

Of course you want to know who to expect… hold onto your hats: 

  • Translator, festival curator and journalist Sarah Ardizzone
  • ‘Prince of Preschool’ Hervé Tullet
  • International Bestseller John Boyne
  • Comic book heroes Sarah McIntyre, Alan Nolan and Rory McConville
  • Claude the Dog creator Alex T. Smith
  • Author of The Weight of Water and Breathe Sarah Crossan
  • Brazilian author Ana Maria Machado
  • Cló Mhaigh Eo publisher Colmán Ó Raghallaigh
  • And recent Caldecott medal winner Jon Klassen

But wait. There’s more: the 2013 conference are putting a session together on Irish authors/illustrators for children who have fallen off ‘the edge of the page’ and whose work has been forgotten. They YOU to talk for a few mins about authors/illustrators you love. Go on, get suggesting!