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Storylines is holding an end of year celebration of achievement by Storylines and children's literature with a special fundraising screening of The Changeover by Margaret Mahy, adapted by Stuart McKenzie and directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie.

Special guests Miranda Harcourt and Bridget Mahy.
 
The screening takes place at The Bridgeway, in Northcote on Auckland's North Shore on Monday, 11 December 2017.
6pm Drinks and Nibbles, 6.30pm Special screening of The Changeover
Funds raised will support the free Storylines National Festival Story Tour to children around New Zealand, in 2018. Book your adult tickets online here (members and non-members) or child/student tickets here.
  • Adult ticket prices: $15.00 (members) or $25.00 (non-members)
  • Child/student tickets: $10.00
Complimentary glass of wine/ beer/ juice on arrival followed by cash bar
See a trailer here or read more on the Facebook page
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Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust  promotes awareness of the importance of reading and books for all children and young adults; ensures children and young adults in New Zealand have access to high quality literature; and supports the writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults in New Zealand. Read more

Storylines also operates as the New Zealand Section of IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People).
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Recent Highlights

2017 Betty Gilderdale Award
Maureen Crisp is the winner of the 2017 Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award.
Maureen will receive her award and give the Storylines Spring lecture on Monday 27 November 2017 at 7pm, in the Guest Room, Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Wellington.
Please reserve tickets by Monday 20 November as places are limited. Storylines members are free; you can reserve your tickets by emailing childlitnz@storylines.org.nz. Tickets for non-members are $15; please reserve and pay for your tickets here.
Read more about the Award here.

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Storylines Hui
Storylines is celebrating the success of  the Storylines National Children's Writers and Illustrators' Hui, held in early October
Read more here.

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The Saturday evening banquet was just one highlight
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Congratulations Donovan Bixley

At the Arts Foundation's 2017 New Zealand Arts Awards, Children's book illustrator and author Donovan Bixley was named as the recipient of the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award. The Award is presented every two years to a children's book illustrator with published work of a high standard and includes a no-strings cash gift of $15,000 and a certificate designed by Sarah Maxey.
Donovan was interviewed on Radio New Zealand's This Way Up on Sunday 22 October. Listen to the interview here.
Read more about Donovan here.
 
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Congratulations David Elliot and Melinda Szymanik

Not only did David Elliot's Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath win the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the 2017 Children's Book Awards in August; he has also now been honoured as the sole New Zealand listing in the International Youth Library's White Ravens 2017 catalogue – an annual annual book catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and young adults literature. "Snark" was illustrated and written (after Lewis Carroll) by David and published by Otago University Press.

Melinda Szymanik’s picture book Fuzzy Doodle, illustrated by Donovan Bixley (published by Scholastic) has also been selected as a 2017 White Raven. You can read a review of Fuzzy Doodle here.

This year’s White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles in 38 languages from 56 countries. The 200 short reviews are available in the White RavensDatabase on the IYLwebsite (www.ijb.de). The print catalogue is launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017, held from 11-15 October.

The 200 short reviews are available in the White RavensDatabase on the IYLwebsite (www.ijb.de).

 
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Other Organisations
Storylines recommends you check out the websites for other organisations that also advocate for New Zealand writers and literature:

Michael King Writers’ Centre Residencies 2018: Applications open

The Michael King Writers’ Centre provides a year-round programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s Cottage on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland. Residents receive accommodation, the use of a studio and a generous stipend. 2018 residencies will be available for up to 13 writers, and applicants can stay for as little as two weeks at the centre. A Pasifika residency has been added to support Pasifika writing. Writers from all over New Zealand, including Auckland, are welcome to apply.
The residencies are offered with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.
A 20 week residency, offered in partnership with the University of Auckland, is for an established author who will benefit from the academic environment. Shorter residencies are open to emerging, mid-career or established writers.
Applications close on Friday 6 October, 2017. Read more

New Zealand Book Awards

The New Zealand Book Awards Trust champions and honours New Zealand literature. Read the latest news about the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day here.

New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council supports the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and promotes and nurtures New Zealand writers, writing and books. Read more.


National Library

National Library has valuable information about the Public Lending Right and how it can potentially benefit authors. Read more.


 
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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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