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Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award launched

Dame Katerina Mataira-962Storylines is delighted to announce that it has launched a new award, the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award, for a manuscript written originally in te reo Maori.
The award is sponsored by Huia Publishers, and in the first year also supported by Massey University Te Pūtahi-a-Toi: School of Māori Knowledge through the cash award of $1500 for the winning author.

Read more about the award and entry criteria.

Read the news release
 

Volunteer with Storylines

Tania Roxborogh and Gavin Bishop NST 2019-342-242The strength of Storylines is in the support it receives from Storylines members and friends. There are a number of ways you can help Storylines support the development of New Zealand children's literature, and engage young New Zealanders in reading books  written for them that reflect their experiences as New Zealanders:

  • join Storylines as a member; your membership fee helps support our events and awards programmes
  • join the Storylines management committee
  • help with Storylines events and activities
  • assist with the Storylines Story Tours, as the Storylines rep or as a volunteer driver

Please contact the Events Manager Vicki Cunningham if you are  interested
in helping in any way or want to know more: festival@storylines.org.nz


 
 
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Storylines Special Event

Panel discussion & Book launch - Rydges Hotel, Auckland, 6pm, 23 August
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Storylines 2020 Award deadlines

Entries for Storylines' manuscript awards - the Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book manuscript, the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a junior novel manuscript, the Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a YA novel manuscript, and the Storylines Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award for a manuscript in any genre, originally written in te reo Māori, are now open.

Read more about each award and entry criteria, and access the entry forms and guidelines on each award page.

The deadline for entries is 31 October 2019.
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Tina Shaw, winner of the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award

Award winning book launch

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Scholastic New Zealand launches the 2018 Storylines Joy Cowley Award winner, The Little Ghost who Lost Her Boo, a picture book written by Elaine Bickell and illustrated by Raymond McGrath, at a special Storylines event on 23 August at Rydges Hotel in Auckland. The event precedes the annual Booksellers NZ conference and also features a panel discussion, 'Booking in the kids – creating communities', and short poetry readings to acknowledge New Zealand Poetry Day.
All welcome. Bookings essential.

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Special Storylines event Monday 19 August

More than 600 students from 13 schools will attend at two special sold-out Storylines events (10am and 2pm) at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on 19 August, featuring author Stacy Gregg, winner of the 2018 Storylines Kids’ Pick award. Stacy’s book The Fire Stallion was voted by young viewers of TV2’s What Now children’s programme as their ‘Storylines Kids’ Pick’ from the ten books listed in the 2019 Storylines Notable Books Junior Fiction Award list. Other writers and illustrators appearing at the event are Miriama Kamo, Ruth Paul, Pauline Smith, Zak Waipara, Josh Morgan and Maria Gill. The two 2019 Storylines Notable Books in Te Reo Māori will also feature. Edited highlights of the presentation by Stacy and the celebration of Storylines Notable Books will be broadcast at a later date on What Now.
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Stacy Gregg's The Fire Stallion won the Storylines Kids' Pick award in 2019

2019 Storylines Award winners

In late March, Storylines announced the winners of the 2019 Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book manuscript, and for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a picture book illustrator.

Read  details on the awards pages:
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Storylines Gavin Bishop Award
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Janelle Wilkey of Blenheim, winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award.

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Amy Haarhoff of Palmerston North, winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award

Storylines Award-winning titles launched

The winners of the 2018 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a manuscript for a junior fiction novel, and the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a manuscript for young adults were alunched at the at the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Awards Day on 31 March this year.

Ursa, written by Tina Shaw, is published by Walker Books, and was winner of the Stroylines Tessa Duder Award. Read more about Ursa, and the Tessa Duder Award.

Bullseye Bella by James Guthrie, won the Storylines Tom Firtzgibbon Award. It is published by Scholastic NZ. Read more.
 

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Book listed for UK Award

Last year Storylines patron Dame Wendy Pye  launched the book Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate Word edited by Waikato lecturer Nicola Daly and Storylines chair Dr Libby Limbrick, with advisory editor Pam Dix. The book is a diverse collection of essays by 12 scholars in children’s literature from the very successful 35th IBBY World Congress 2016 held in Auckland.
Children's Literature in a Multililterate World has now  been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association 2019 Academic Book Award. Children's Literature in a Multililterate World is published by Trentham Books and UCL, Institute of Education Press, University College London.
You can order it  from www.ucl-ioe-press.com and in Kindle/eBook formats.

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Member-only videos and tip sheets

Storylines members can  receive access to a series of 16 videos, filmed at the 2017 Storylines Writers and Illustrators Hui. The videos provide insights into the creative and writing processes of 16 of our top writers and illustrators.Check out a sample here. Members can access the first videos here. Others will be uploaded during may and June.
The series of "Top Ten Tips" sheets offer pithy and useful advice to aspiring writers and illustrators, andfor teachers, parents and librarians. They're written by leading practitioners such as Bruce Potter and Leonie Agnew among others. Coming: more from writers and Illustrators, plus from educators on getting your child reading and an agent on how to get published.

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Our Supporters
Storylines would like to thank our major funders and supporters:

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Storylines is supported by the Creative New Zealand Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investments Programme, with funding to assist us in our mission of supporting New Zealand children's and young adult writers and illustrators, and in engaging young New Zealanders with books and reading.


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We also receive generous funding from:
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Other organisations

Other organisations who share our objective of promoting books and reading in New Zealand include:

New Zealand Book Council


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National Library of New Zealand


Duffy Books in Homes


Michael King Writers’ Centre


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