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Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators' Hui

King's School, Remuera, Auckland, Friday 6 - Sunday 8 October 2017

Interested in honing your writing or illustrating skills for children?

Come and be a part of this exciting hui with keynote speakers Brian Falkner, David Hill and Tessa Duder, and a host of acclaimed writers and Illustrators, including Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, Donovan Bixley, David Elliot, Kate De Goldi, Kyle Mewburn and Stacy Gregg, all sharing their experience and knowledge in workshops, master classes and panels.

Representatives from publishing and funding agencies are attending and negotiations are continuing for international input. FInd out more about our programme on the website, or download a printable pdf version.

Check out our line-up of presenters and panellists and learn about our their credentials.

This three-day event  is an invaluable opportunity for creators of children's and YA material from across the country to exchange ideas, socialise, and learn from others. It continues the tradition of children’s authors’ hui which began with a gathering held at Joy Cowley’s home in the Marlborough Sounds in 1992. Similar hui have been held in Wellington and Christchurch in rotation with Auckland.

We welcome published writers and illustrators, both traditional and indie, and also aspiring writers and illustrators as yet unpublished. It’s a chance to build relationships, learn about the market and enhance your skills.

Make sure you don't miss out. Places are limited to 110, first-come, first-served. (Your registration fee must be paid to confirm your place.)

The general registration fee is $440 (incl. GST). This includes the famous Auckland Literary Banquet on the Saturday night; morning and afternoon teas, and  lunches as detailed in the programme.

Storylines members pay a special rate of $415 (includes GST and the banquet, teas and lunches) as for general registration. If you wish to join Storylines you can sign up and register for the Hui at Storylines member's rates at the same time from the registration form. (Membership plus hui registration is $445 incl. GST.)

The registration form provides more details and once completed, takes you to the link for payment options.
Please note that registration and bookings for parallel sessions cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received.


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