Monday, May 02, 2016

Storylines news

Dear Graham,
Here's the latest news and updates from the world of children's literature.

2016 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Lecture

Barbara Else received her Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal at Storylines Margaret Mahy Day on Sunday 3 April. You can read the text of her lecture here, or see the video of her presentation here.

Barbara Else 2010-978

Storylines Big Kids Lit Quiz

Book now to take part in the Storylines Big Kids Lit Quiz on 8 June at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna, Auckland, as  quizmaster extraordinaire Wayne Mills conducts his famous Lit Quiz for adults. You can win prizes for general knowledge of children’s books, book prizes for being lucky, and mystery items.  Book through the Bruce Mason Centre from next week or read more on the website.

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Help with this year's Storylines Festival

Volunteers and Committee members wanted. Storylines can only achieve what it does, reaching out to thousands of New Zealand children and their families, with the help of its dedicated volunteers. Join us in the 2016 Festival to encourage New Zealand children and young adults engage with books, and help make our events and activities a success. Read more.


Author steps up

Auckland writer and primary teacher Leonie Agnew was elected to Storylines' Management Committee at the AGM in early April. She's the author of award-winning novels Super Finn, Conrad Cooper’s Last Stand and a competition-winning manuscript The Impossible Boy which will be published by prestigious UK publisher David Fickling Books.  Read more about Leonie here.

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Self-publish, self-promote...

Storylines has established a zone for self-published authors. Read details here about how to promote your self-published title at Storylines Family Days.


Last call

Drama and Performance Teachers - don’t miss the opportunity for your students to perform at your local Family Day. Contact us today for more information and to take part.

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Resource for all writers for children

Joy Cowley's Writing from the Heart is  available in e-book and print format. Both formats are available at a special Storylines member price. Purchase your copy here.

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News on our home page

Storylines news is regularly updated on our home page. Read our new Profile of the month, and check in for more details on 2016 Storylines Festival and IBBY International Congress programme details as they are confirmed.

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