Information about Storylines Family Day held at Whangarei Central Library and the Old Library Arts Centre on Saturday 30 August 2014.
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Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators
The Storylines Festival Family Days are a breeding ground for this generation's Margaret Mahy or Joy Cowley, or indeed for the next Eleanor Catton! But more than that, they are the place where our children and their families and our writers, illustrators and storytellers share the magic of our stories, right here and now.
There is something for everyone, young and old, with loads of activities, entertainment, competitions and more. A great day out for all the family.
Guest writers and illustrators
Listen to writers read and talk about their work, watch illustrators in action:
Maria Gill writer - New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions, The Last of Maui’s Dolphins
Kyle Mewburn writer - Dinosaur Rescue series, Melu
Mark and Rowan Sommerset writer and illustrator - Baa Baa Smart Sheep, Quirkey Turkey
Sandra Morris illustrator - Sensational Survivors, A New Zealand Nature Journal
Local writers and illustrators
Catherine Foreman writer and illustrator - The Cat's Pyjamas, Planes, Boats, Tractors and Trains picture books series
Maureen Sudlow writer - Fearless Fred and the Dragon
Nicke Muir writer - Baba Didi and the Godwits Fly
Annemarie Florian writer - Books for Babies, Time to Sleep, Getting To Know You series, Kiwi the Real Story
Heather Hunt illustrator and photographer - Kiwi the Real Story, Getting To Know You series
Rosie Boom writer - The Barn Chronicles series
Evan Heasman illustrator
Welcome Ceremony featuring the Whangarei District Brass Band
Heritage Hotels Book Talk Hear the writers discuss their work and inspirations
Scholastic Books Out Loud Listen to stories in a magical grove under the stairs in the Library
Writers Zone and Panel Meet our guest writers
Books Alive Enjoy storytelling and performances bringing books to life
Artists in Action watch illustrators and create your own work. Take a glimpse into the studios of some of Northland's best illustrators at an exhibition of their favourite works
Pure Thinking Capital Factopia Enter the time tunnel and go back when Whangarei was starting to be settled by Europeans. Explore and try your hand at 19th Century activities in the Colonial House, Māori Village, Forest Clearing and School Room/Playground
Book Sales and Author Signings Get your books autographed at the Storytime stall
Crafts, story writing, face painting, street entertainers and much more.
Family Day only competitions
Illustrators' Selfies Exhibition
The Old Library Community Arts Centre
29 August to 11 September 2014
Featuring Catherine Foreman,
Evan Heasman, Heather Hunt, Sandra Morris and Rowan Sommerset.