Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators

Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators 

22-30 August 2015

“The [annual Storylines Festival] concept was adopted adopted in 1993 by the Children’s Book Foundation… now the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust, and has been developed through subsequent annual festivals.

The first Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators was held in Auckland. Nearly 11,000 visitors came to the first free Family Day at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to hear their favourite authors read stories and to enjoy the illustrators’ painted mural and the Kids’ Lit Quiz. The Storylines Bus took authors to meet many more thousands of children in schools around the Auckland region.

The Storylines Festival includes free Family Days, principally targeted at families with children from age 3 to 12, across New Zealand’s major city’s with seminars for students, workshops for kids and story tours in Auckland and Northland. The festival is so popular that most events are booked out well in advance.

You can find out more about the festival at their website.

Tracey Ambrose
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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