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Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day

The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day is Storylines’ annual celebration of New Zealand’s authors, their books and achievements. It is held in Auckland each year on the weekend closest to International Children’s Book Day, 2 April - Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.
In 2017 it is being held on Sunday 2 April.
To confirm your attendance please RSVP by 1 April.

It is an afternoon of fellowship and celebration, with the presentation of the Margaret Mahy Lecture by the winner of the Margaret Mahy Medal and the announcement of Storylines awards. These include:   The afternoon also features
  • the opportunity to meet New Zealand authors and illustrators
  • The annual  Storylines Foundation AGM and presentation of the annual report of eh Foundation and the Storylines Trust.

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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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