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2021 Storylines award-winners honoured

Storylines celebrated the winners of its major awards at a special event in Auckland on Sunday 28 March.
At the Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day, recipient of the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature, Julia Marsahll, gave the 2021 Stroylines Margaret Mahy lecture. Her lecture outlined the genesis of and influences on her publishing company Gecko Press, but more importantly, perhaps, looked as the importance of others in inspiring, influencing cementing a love of reading in young people.
“For every reader, she says, among many other wise thing, there is this group of people, this village, that nudge the children to find those good books at just the right moment.” Read the full text of Julia's lecture.

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2021 Storylines National Awards presentation

The Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day took place on 28 March. 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner Julia Marshall presented the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Lecture.
The winners of Storylines' manuscript and illustration awards, and the Storylnes Gaelyn Gordon Award were also announced.


 
 

2021 Story Tours

Seven Storylines Story Tours take place during 2021. These inspirational visits by writers and illustrators of children's and YA books are free for schools, early childhood centres, and/ or community venues right across the country.
Read details of the regions Storylines Story Tours will visit in 2021, and the presenters you can hear in each region.
Fill out the registration form for your region to make a booking, or email festival@storylines.org.nz if you have any questions.

 
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2021 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award

Winner of the 2021 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-lived book is The Girls in the Kapa Haka by Angie Belcher, illustrated by Debbie Tipuna.
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Te Awhi Rito

The role of Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in August 2020.
An announcement of the appointment of the first Te Awhi Rito is expected in April 2021.
Read more here.


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

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National Library of New Zealand


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