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Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and 
National Awards Day

Sunday 8 April 2018, 1pm
Music Auditorium
University of Auckland, Epsom Campus
Epsom Ave, Auckland
12.30pm Arrival
1.00pm Storylines Foundation Annual General Meeting

Afternoon tea and networking


Storylines Margaret Mahy Lecture and Medal presentation

3.15 pm Presentation of Storylines manuscript and achievement awards; also the Notable Books Awards 2018 and book launches
5.00pm Finish
The event includes the book launches of:
  • The winner of the 2017 Gavin Bishop award for illustration.
  • The winner of the 2017 Tom Fitzgibbon award for a junior novel.


  • An exciting a new Storylines membership benefit of 17 video interviews with leading authors and illustrators recorded at the 2017 Storylines Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, held in November.
  • Announcement of a new category being added to the 2018 Storylines Notable Books awards (books published in 2017).

Free parking is available at Gate 2, Faculty of Education, entrance from Epsom Ave. Map to Music Auditorium
Numbers limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday 27 March to childlitnz@storylines.org.nz 
NO late registrations/ RSVP's will be accepted.
Members and Award winners are complimentary
Non-Members $15 each 
Students $10 each

Not a member? Join to access the Members' complimentary tickets
Raffle: There will be a raffle of an original Gavin Bishop illustration which will require cash and be drawn on the day. Proceeds go towards Storylines/IBBY activities.


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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