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Programme - Storylines National Children's Writers and Illustrators' Hui 2017

Friday 6 October 2017

12pm Registration
12.30pm
Greetings
Dr Libby Limbrick, chair of Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust, and Leonie Agnew, chair of the 2017 Storylines Hui Planning Group
1pm
Keynote Speaker
The rise and rise of children’s publishing in New Zealand
Tessa Duder
2pm
Panel discussion
On sourcing support for writers and illustrators
Representatives from Creative New Zealand, The Sapling, New Zealand Society of Authors, Storylines
Chair: Christine Young
3pm
Afternoon tea
3.30pm
Workshop: The structure of story
Tessa Duder
Workshop: Great ideas and writing texts for picture books
Kyle Mewburn
Workshop: Writing series fiction for children
Stacy Gregg
Workshop: Illustrating children’s books
Donovan Bixley
5pm
Panel discussion with literary agents Pippa Masson (Sydney) and Kendra Marcus (California), followed by a cocktail hour hosted by Storylines and Creative New Zealand.
Chair: Libby Limbrick
7pm
Free time for dinner groups

Saturday 7 October 2017

9am
Keynote speaker:
My big fat international success - and other unnatural disasters
Brian Falkner
10am
Morning Tea
10.30am
Workshop: The challenges of self-publishing
David Riley
Workshop: Writing 101 for newcomers to writing and publishing
Melinda Szymanik
Workshop: The craft of writing fiction for children and young adults
Kate De Goldi
Workshop: Illustrating children's books
Gavin Bishop
12pm
Lunch
1pm
Five-minute pitch slam sessions to publishers and agents
Duck Creek Press, Huia, OneTree House,  Oratia Media, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Upstart Press and others to be advised
Panel discussion: ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’ Opportunities for authors in the market place.
Representatives from FABO, New Zealand Read Aloud, Hooked on Books website, Getting Kids into Books, SCBWI, Storylines
Participating Chair: Rosemary Tisdall
2pm Five-minute pitch slam sessions to publishers and agents (as above)
 
Presentation: For authors speaking and presenting in public
Fifi Colston
3pm
Afternoon tea

3.30pm

Panel Discussion: Kaumātua Panel Senior writers and illustrators discuss current and future children’s and YA publishing
Gavin Bishop, Joy Cowley, Tessa Duder, David Elliot, David Hill, Janice Marriott
Chair: Kate De Goldi
5pm
Break
6.30pm Literary Banquet, with guest speakers, quiz. Your host: David Hill

Sunday 8 October

9am
Keynote Speaker: The wonder of the blunder: celebrating setbacks and slip-ups
David Hill
10am
Morning tea
10.30am
Workshop: The craft of writing picture books
Joy Cowley
Workshop: The craft of writing fiction for children
David Hill
Workshop: The craft of writing children’s theatre
Mike Hudson
Workshop: Illustrating children’s picture books
Vasanti Unka
12pm
Panel discussion: On Māori and Pasifika publishing for children and young adults
Gavin Bishop, Darryn Joseph, Carolyn Lagahetau (Oratia Media), David Riley, Zac Waipara, , Eboni Waitere (Huia)
Participating Chair: Gavin Bishop
1pm
Lunch
2pm
Workshop: Writing non-fiction for children
Maria Gill
Workshop: The author as editor
Janice Marriott
Workshop: Writing catchy poetry for children
Paula Green
Workshop: Illustrating for children
David Elliot
3.30pm
Panel: The Internationally successful
Donovan Bixley, Brian Falkner, Stacy Gregg, David Hill
Chair: Leonie Agnew
4.30pm
Hail and farewell
Joy Cowley, founding Trustee and Patron of Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust
Leonie Agnew, chair of the 2017 Storylines Hui Planning Group
5pm The End
 
Storylines is grateful for support and funding from King's School, Creative New Zealand's Te Manu Ka Tau: Flying Friends, New Zealand International Delegate Programme, Rydges and ATEED.

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