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Storylines Festival 2015

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!
Remember to sign up to our monthly e-newsletter and stay up to date with competitions, free events and other information about the Festival and all things 'children literature' related.
South Auckland Saturday 29 August
Central Auckland Sunday 30 August

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.
Tickets on sale now. Book your tickets here>
NB: closing dates for Storylines awards are coming up. 
Authors: eligibility criteria, and postal addresses, have changed for our writing awards. Please see the relevant award pages for more details:
​Storylines Joy Cowley Award (picture book manuscript)
Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award (junior fiction manuscript, by a previously unpublished author)
Storylines Tessa Duder Award (young adult fiction manuscript)

The Storylines website is currently being upgraded.  Please bear with us while this is being completed. 

Storylines Notable Books 2016 (for books published in 2015): Call for Entries, including eligibility criteria and entry form now available. 
The latest issue of What's the Story? our quarterly newsletter, is now available. 
35th IBBY Congress Auckland August 18-21 2016
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!
For more information about the IBBY Congress or take a peek at
IBBY 2016 Footer 

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