Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Here's the latest news and updates from the world of children's
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.
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.
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.
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.
Storylines has established a
zone for self-published authors.Read details here about how to promote your
self-published title at Storylines Family Days.
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.
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.
News on our
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.