Workshops, panels, keynote speakers and a pitch slam with New Zealand publishers and agents are on offer this July for all writers and illustrators wanting to further their careers – or simply keep up to date or reconnect with others in the children’s and YA literature community. Registrations for the New Zealand Wrtiers adn Ilustrators’ Hui in Auckland are open – and some of the workshops are already booked out. This is an all-too-rare professional development and networking opportunity for anyone wanting create great stories and books for New Zealand tamariki and rangatahi. Author/illustrator Vasanti Unka (pictured) is just one of the keynote speakers. Read full details here.
Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature
Storylines welcomes your support for all its activities and events. Whether as a volunteer or sponsor for annual events or specific activities, your support (large or small) towards helping young New Zealanders love books is greatly appreciated.