Margaret Mahy Day and Annual General Meeting 2012
Margaret Mahy Medal Award Lecture
Annual General Meeting
Saturday 31 March, 2012 9.30am - 12.45am
King's School, 258 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050
Registration commences at 9.00am
Recipient of the Margaret Mahy Medal 2012
Wellington writer Fleur Beale has won the 2012 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for her outstanding contribution to New Zealand writing for children and young adults.
The award, given annually by the Storylines Children's Literature Trust, is New Zealand's top award for achievement in children's literature.
"Fleur Beale's books have won her a large following among young readers," says Storylines Trust chair, Dr Libby Limbrick. "Since her first book Slide the Corner in 1993 she has published a significant body of more than thirty works of fiction. Many have been shortlisted for awards, with her more recent books, such as the Esther Glenn winner Juno of Taris and 2011 New Zealand Post Senior Fiction winner Fierce September, taking top prizes."
A former secondary school teacher in Hamilton, Fleur Beale is also widely known as a popular creative writing teacher and mentor to young and new writers. She regular visits schools for the New Zealand Book Council. She has two adult daughters.
Her thirty books, many published in America and England, include the classic I am Not Esther, winner of the Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book.
The Margaret Mahy Medal was instituted in 1991. Among its recipients have been writers Joy Cowley, William Taylor, Maurice Gee, David Hill and Kate De Goldi, publisher Ann Mallinson and illustrators Gavin Bishop and Lynley Dodd.
Margaret Mahy Day Programme
9.30am Welcome and Annual General Meeting
10.00am Presentation of Gaelyn Gordon Award 2012
Presentation of Joy Cowley Award 2012
Presentation of Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2012
Launch of Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2011 Winner, Iris's Ukulele by Kathy Taylor
Presentation of Tessa Duder Award 2012
Launch of Tessa Duder Award 2011 Winner, Reach by Hugh Brown
Presentation Notable Books List 2012
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Margaret Mahy Award Lecture: Fleur Beale
Margaret Mahy Medal Award Lecture and Annual General Meeting Flyer is available to download with the programme for the day included.
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