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The Changeover hits movie screens this month

The Changeover-731Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt's Firefly Films has recreated Margaret Mahy’s The Changeover as a movie, premiering in 50 cinemas nationwide on September 28. It’s had rave reviews from media advance screenings:

Congratulations. The film is a triumph. Wonderful performances that truly delivered me back to that tender, tense, fragile world of teenage life.

... incredible, riveting film! Well done Miranda Harcourt and Stuart Mckenzie - you captured the essence of the book in a contemporary way, and I love that it is set in post-quake Christchurch too. Go see it when it’s out and take the kids! (12+ I think)

What a powerhouse film! Totally knocked my socks off. Performances, freaky dark story, Christchurch, and man that soundtrack!!

I loved it ALMOST as much as my daughter did! It was so wonderful to see the book brought to life. Timothy Spall was creepy and Erana James was incredible. Christchurch looked amazing. Great soundtrack too.

See a trailer here or read more on the Facebook page
 
 
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Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust  promotes awareness of the importance of reading and books for all children and young adults; ensures children and young adults in New Zealand have access to high quality literature; and supports the writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults in New Zealand. Read more

Storylines also operates as the New Zealand Section of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People).
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Recent Highlights

 Books, Magic & Literary Stars

This event was held on August 18 to launch two award-winning books. Joy Cowley was  present for a panel discussion on what makes an award-winning book - and Gareth Ward demonstrated his talents as a magician. More info here.
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Story Tour Updates
The Storylines National Festival Story Tour has wowed South Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty adn Manawatu. Next stop is Nelson/Blenheim and later, Queenstown/Invercargill.
Read more here.
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Gavin Bishop in Manawatu
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Paula Green - 2017 Prime Minister's Award

Paula Green’s work and huge contribution to children's literature, especially poetry, has been recognised with one of three 2017 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literature.

Read her acceptance speech for The Prime Minister's Award here.

Read more about Paula here.
 
Photo: Paula Green and Storylines Trust ChaIr Libby Limbrick at the Prime Minister's Awards for Literature

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David Elliot wins Book of the Year Award

At the 2017 Children's Book Awards on Monday 13 August, the winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year  was Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath, illustrated and written (after Lewis Carroll) by David Elliot, published by Otago University Press.
The judges said the book had "Rich imagery, with compelling storytelling. The book draws readers into the tale of Lewis Carroll's poetry like never before."
Snark also won the Russell Clark Award for Illustration. You can read more about other category winners - Picture Book Award, Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction, Copyright Licensing NZ Award for Young Adult Fiction, Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction,Te Kura Pounamu Award for the best book in re reo Māori and the Best First Book Award - here.

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Other Organisations
Storylines recommends you check out the websites for other organisations that also advocate for New Zealand writers and literature:

Michael King Writers’ Centre Residencies 2018: Applications open

The Michael King Writers’ Centre provides a year-round programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s Cottage on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland. Residents receive accommodation, the use of a studio and a generous stipend. 2018 residencies will be available for up to 13 writers, and applicants can stay for as little as two weeks at the centre. A Pasifika residency has been added to support Pasifika writing. Writers from all over New Zealand, including Auckland, are welcome to apply.
The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.
A 20 week residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established author who will benefit from the academic environment. Shorter residencies are open to emerging, mid-career or established writers.
Applications close on Friday 6 October, 2017. Read more

New Zealand Book Awards

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust champions and honours New Zealand literature. Read the latest news about the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day here.

New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council supports the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and promotes and nurtures New Zealand writers, writing and books. Read more.


National Library

National Library has valuable information about the Public Lending Right and how it can potentially benefit authors. Read more.


 
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The Storylines Trust and Foundation together comprise New Zealand's only national organisation working year-round specifically to promote children's and young adult literature through an annual Festival in six regions, author awards, publications, advocacy and other activities ... 

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