35th IBBY International Congress

Auckland will host the 35th IBBY International Congress in August 2015. The IBBY congress explores the excitement and challenges of literature and literacy education in a rapidly changing world.   Calls for Presentations will be available from 1 May 2015 and will close on 30 September 2015. Key dates EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:  1 September 2015 –…

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….

Notable Books Awards 2015

“Storylines Notable Books are selected by an expert panel from the Storylines community as books that are worthy of being recognised as ‘Notable’ in each year. The panel includes librarians, authors, teachers, teacher educators and academics; several members have served as judges for the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award (and under its previous sponsor…

Auckland Writers Festival 2015

Auckland Writers Festival 2015 begins tomorrow, 13th May, till 17 May at the Aotea Centre. Headlining this year will be the reclusive contemporary writer, Haruki Murakami. Murakami’ is a Japanese author who’s works have been translated into 50 languages and garnered several awards including the 2006 World Fantasy Award (best novel) for Kafka on the Shore. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate of…