Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand | Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa

Webinar for writers and illustrators

On Saturday 8 October at 3pm we host a webinar for children’s writers and illustrators, featuring two key publishing figures in Australia:  leading literary agent, Alex Adsett and one of Australia’s most influential children’s publishers, Clare Hallifax. This is a unique opportunity for authors and illustrators to learn what publishers look for and to hear from an agent about opening up avenues for publication internationally.

Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant, who has been working in the publishing and bookselling industry for almost twenty-five years.  She has managed Alex Adsett Literary since 2008. She represents an impressive range of children’s authors including Isobelle Carmody, H.J. Harper and Dave Lowe.  Alex Adsett Literary is a full-service literary agency, representing quality works of fiction and non-fiction.

Clare Hallifax joined Walker Books Australia in October 2021 as publisher for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Walker, she spent almost 12 years at Scholastic Australia, as publisher of Omnibus Books, a children’s literary imprint of Scholastic. With a background of over 30 years in the Australian publishing industry,  Clare has worked with some of the esteemed names in Australian children’s publishing including Mem Fox, Emily Rodda, Michael Gerard Bauer, Julie Vivas, Kerry Argent, Philip Bunting, Stephen Michael King and Richard Yaxley.

Bookings are open online – register now.

This seminar is presented in association with NZSA and is supported by Creative New Zealand.

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We are a 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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