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Storylines Saturday Sessions 2023 – registration form

2023 Storylines Saturday Sessions - registration form (#51)

Registration form

Storylines Saturday Sessions will be held on Saturday 28 October 2023 at Halswell School, 1 School Road, Halswell, Christchurch. Registration opens at 12.00pm. Choose one session to attend for each time slot. Sessions can NOT be recorded.

The cost for all three sessions is $80 for Storylines members, or $100 for non-members. The cost for one or two sessions is $30 per session for Storylines members, or $40 per session for non-members. A fee of 2.5% applies for credit card payments. To become a member, visit our page.

Session 1: 12.30 – 1.30pm

How to submit manuscripts to publishers with Belinda O’Keefe


Who is your target audience? How should this shape your writing with James Norcliffe

Session 2: 1.50 – 2.50pm

Picture book and non-fiction writing – researching for the genre with Gavin Bishop


Know your characters and they will take care of the plot. A how to find what your characters need and want as the plot unfolds with Heather McQuillan.

Session 3: 3.10 – 4.10pm

Panel Discussion: What makes a memorable children’s book?

Listen to the discussion from panelists:

Bookseller from Telling Tales

Bill Nagelkerke – Author, reviewer and translater

Alan DingleyTe Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador

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Sessions can NOT be recorded. If the Storylines Saturday Sessions are cancelled, you’re entitled to a full refund. Credit card convenience fees are not refundable.

If for any reason, you have registered and are not able to attend, your cancellation request must be made in writing to Storylines ( The following conditions apply: A full refund (excluding any credit card convenience fees) will be given up to and including 20 October 2023. 21 October to 25 October 2023: An administration fee of $10 is applicable per workshop and will be deductible from any refund issued. Credit card convenience fees are not refundable. After 26 October 2023: No refund. No-shows will not be refunded.

When you submit the completed form you will be taken to the payment page.

Member - All three sessions (direct bank payment) $80.00
Member - All three sessions (credit card payment) $82.00
Member - Two sessions (direct bank payment) $60.00
Member - Two sessions (credit card payment) $61.50
Member - One session (direct bank payment) $30.00
Member - One session (credit card payment) $31.00
Non-member - Three sessions (direct bank payment) $100.00
Non-member - Three sessions (credit card payment) $102.50
Non-Member - Two sessions (direct bank payment) $80.00
Non-Member - Two sessions (credit card payment) $82.00
Non-Member - One session (direct bank payment) $40.00
Non-Member - One session (credit card payment) $41.00

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