Mark the 2015 date in your diaries 22 - 30 August 2015.
This is only weeks away and we have an exciting line up of guests and activities planned for this year!
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Literacy Expert and Author Wins Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal
Jill Eggleton, QSO, internationally recognised as a literacy consultant, teacher and author, has won Storylines’ top award, the Margaret Mahy Medal given annually for lifetime achievement and an outstanding contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy. Read more>
Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Address
Jill will receive the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and present the Storylines Margaret Mahy Address in Auckland on Thursday 27 August during the annual Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators. This public event is to be held at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, Epsom Campus on Thursday 27 August.
Non-Members $25.00 Members $15.00 Ticket price includes a glass of wine and nibbles.
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Congress in 2016 is the big event for anyone interested in young people’s literature and literacy in New Zealand - next year!! Hosted by Storylines, who represent IBBY New Zealand, the Congress is being held at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, 18-21 August.
Don’t miss out on this truly unique experience. No IBBY Congress has ever been held in this part of the world before – it is only the third time in 70+ years it has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. It may never happen again in New Zealand in your lifetime!