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Friday, August 18, 2017
Storylines National Festival StoryTour
STORYLINES NATIONAL FESTIVAL STORY TOUR
Stacy Gregg, Darryn
Joseph, Gavin Bishop, Sally Sutton and
Tessa Duder tour
Manawatu and Whanganui next week
21st August – 25th August
After 23 years
of hosting Festival Family Days throughout New Zealand, the Storylines
Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand is this year
bringing its Storylines National Festival Story Tour directly to schools
and libraries throughout New Zealand.
The Storylines National Festival Story Tour will visit community venues
and facilities in metropolitan and regional centres, smaller cities and
towns, extending Storylines’ regional reach to communities that have not
previously had access to their central city-based Family Days.
from August 21-25, this inaugural, dynamic tour of presentations and
storytelling, which has already entertained 12,000+ children in
Northland, South Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, is coming to
Manawatu and Whanganui.
Taking part in
this leg are well known children’s authors Tessa Duder, Stacy
Gregg, Darryn Joseph, Gavin Bishop and Sally Sutton.
These five storytellers will be entertaining school children at 30+
schools, and at Palmerston North and Feilding libraries as part of the
six national Storylines events for adults in association with the New
Zealand Book Council. After Manawatu and Whanganui, the tour moves onto
schools and libraries in the Nelson/Blenheim and Queenstown/Invercargill
Dr. Libby Limbrick, Chair of the Storylines Children’s Literature
Charitable Trust of New Zealand says “The Storylines National Festival
Story Tour which started in May this year in Northland is proving very
effective. It’s been a joy to see how taking activities that
promote young people’s active engagement with children’s literature
directly into schools and community centres has been so well received,
and we are looking forward to bringing this experience to many more
children across New Zealand this year.”
The aim of the Storylines Festival Story Tour is to connect children's
writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers with their readers and
audiences, to enjoy books and reading, and to encourage literacy. The
tour and programme is completely free to enable access to all to high
quality New Zealand children's literature.
Event at Palmerston North
Central Library for adults, 5.30pm - 7.00pm. Gavin
Bishop, Stacy Gregg, Sally Sutton and Darryn Joseph will discuss The Joys
and Dramas of Writing for Children.
and Eketahuna schools.
Event at Feilding Library
for adults, 5.30 - 7.00pm. Gavin Bishop, Tessa Duder , Sally
Sutton and Darryn Joseph will discuss The Joys and Dramas of
Writing for Children.
Whanganui and Palmerston
more information on the authors click here or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Darryn
Joseph - click Stacy
Gregg – click Gavin
Bishop - click Sally
Sutton - click Tessa
Duder - click
Storylines is delighted that the Storylines National Festival Story Tour
will expand its work into new regions, celebrate and promote writers and
illustrators of New Zealand children’s literature, and continue Storylines’
• nurturing a love of reading and writing by young
people of all ages in a range of genres: fiction, non-fiction, graphic,
oral and digital;
• supporting the work and professional development of
New Zealand’s writers and illustrators of books for children and young
• developing an appreciation of the power of children's
literature in supporting the development of cultural identity and
literacy in children and young adults throughout New Zealand.