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Storylines Hui 2022 – programme and essential information

New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators' National Hui, Auckland, July 2022

The Storylines 2022 New Zealand Writers and Illustrators’ Hui takes place Friday 15 July to Sunday 17 July, at King’s School in Remuera, Auckland, with a Literary High Tea on the evening of Saturday 16 July. It will  run in the orange or green Covid “traffic light” settings. Please register early, as numbers are limited, regardless of alert levels.

If the hui is cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, all registration fees will be refunded in full. Storylines is unable to refund credit card fees, and  is not liable for any additional expenses; we  recommend considering insurance for travel and accommodation, or checking with your travel and accommodation providers about refunds or credits.

 Watch our newsletter and Facebook page for the latest information on the hui.

Keynote speakers and workshop leaders from around the country.  Publishers available for pitch slams

Learn from the experts, and take the opportunity to pitch your work to editors and agents from Ahoy Press (Mary McCallum), Scholastic, Penguin Random House, the Sandra Morris Illustration Agency, Gecko Press, One Tree House, High Spot Literary Agency, Oratia, Frances Plumpton (agent), Hachette or Bateman Books.

Read the full programme below.

Keynote speakers are Mandy Hager, Te Awhi Rito Ben Brown and Vasanti Unka.


This is subject to change and updated as necessary.

Workshop details and the bios of all speakers are provided here. Please select your preferred workshops on the registration form. All workshops are included in the registration fee (See details below the programme).

Registration Fees

As this is a professional development hui, registration fees are tax-deductible for professional writers and illustrators.

There is a reduced fee for Storylines members, and an additional convenience fee for payment by credit card on all fees.

Until 15 June:

Storylines members:  $425

Non-members: $475.

There wil be a late registration fee from 16 June.

The fee includes access to all actviities, including morning and afternoon teas, Saturday lunch, and the Saturday evening Literary High Tea.

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