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2021 AGM - Friends of Storylines Nga Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa

Kaaren Hirst 2020 IMG 0533-780Members of the Friends of Storylines Ngā Pou o te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa - or anyone interested in becoming a member of or learning more about Storylines, are invited to the 2021 AGM, to be held online oat 7pm on Tuesday 25 May.
Please register your attendance here.
Documents for the AGM can be found here:



 
 
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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 across the country.
Read details of the regions Storylines Story Tours will visit in 2021. 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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Recent News

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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The apppointment of writer Ben Brown as the inaugural Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people was announced by Hon Jan Tinetti in her role as Minister of Internal Affairs at a function at National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Tuesday 4 May.
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Image credit: Sophie Taylor-Brown
Read more, including Ben's bio, here.
Read an article from Stuff on Ben's appointment.

 

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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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Our Supporters
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

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

New Zealand Book Council


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National Library of New Zealand


Duffy Books in Homes


Michael King Writers’ Centre


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ABOUT US

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

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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.
    
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