Sunday, February 22, 2015

Storylines Festival 22-30 August 2015

Auckland and Northland Story Tours – FREE for schools

Each year as part of the Storylines Festival, the Story Tour brings New Zealand writers and illustrators into schools and early childhood centres.  Applications are now open for the Storylines Story Tour to visit your school. This is FREE to schools but places and days are limited. There are three (3) Story Tours to choose from: Auckland, Northland and South Auckland.
More information, including how to apply now, is available on our website

Changes at Storylines for 2015

 Storylines 2015 Margaret Mahy Day and AGM has a new name and programme!

Before Christmas last year, we told you about some exciting changes that are happening in 2015. Changes have been made and our Margaret Mahy Day and AGM has now changed and boasts a new name.
International Children’s Book Day and Storylines Awards Presentation, as it will now be known, will no longer host the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Award Lecture. This will now be held during the Storylines Festival 22 – 30 August.

The International Children’s Book Day and Storylines Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday 29 March at the National Library, Stanley Street, Auckland. This is now a FREE event, koha to contribute to costs would be appreciated.

The awards that will be presented at the conclusion of the Storylines Foundation AGM include: 

§  Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a Junior Fiction manuscript. 
§  Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a Picture Book manuscript. 
§  Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a Young Adult manuscript. 
§  Launch of Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014. 
§  Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. 
§  2015 Storylines Notable Book Awards (for books published in 2014).

You will need to RSVP your attendance for catering purposes by 27 March 2015. Information is available on our website

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