Storylines Event Calendar
Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal & Lecture Award winner announced.
Storylines Saturday Sessions on 25 March – children’s and young adults writing workshops
- International Children’s Book Day, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday 2 April.
Storylines Margaret Mahy and National Awards Day, to announce and present:
- Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award for lifetime achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy. The winner presents the annual Margaret Mahy lecture.
- Storylines Joy Cowley Award for a picture book text, in association with Scholastic New Zealand.
- Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a children’s novel manuscript by a published or unpublished writer, in association with Scholastic New Zealand.
- Storylines Tessa Duder Award for a young adult novel manuscript, open to published and unpublished writers in association with Walker Books Australia.
- Storylines Te Kahurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award for a manuscript written originally in te reo Māori, in association with Huia.
- Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a previously unpublished picture book illustrator, in association with Penguin Random House New Zealand.
- Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book.
May, June, July, September, October and November
- Storylines Notable Book List for books published in the previous 12 months (from 2023, in the previous year 16 November – 15 November).
- Betty Gilderdale Award for outstanding services to children’s literature and literacy. The recipient presents the Storylines Spring lecture.
We particularly thank Creative New Zealand for its Toi Uru Kahikatea funding support of Storylines events, awards and activities.
Please contact us if you have any queries about the Storylines programme. We look forward to your support and to seeing you at one or more of the events we have lined up.