Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy (CWISL) is a dynamic group of contemporary children's writers and illustrators who are passionate about promoting a love of books, reading and creative writing. (You may have known us as Children’s Writers and Illustrators in South London, but we recently changed our name to reflect our expanded mission.)

For more than a decade we’ve been working with schools and libraries to spread the word to children through author and illustrator events and creative writing festivals. From small, local roots, we’ve grown so that our reach extends to children throughout London and beyond. Our hugely popular ShoutWest! and ShoutSouth! festivals bring together hundreds of children for a two-day extravaganza of stories.

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