25 May 2008

Events at Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers & Illustrators

Info on four bookish events in Wellington, courtesy of the Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers & Illustrators, follows below:

30 May – 30 June: Exhibition at Capital E
Illustrators taking part in the Storylines Festival display their work for sale at the Capital E gallery space. Artists featured include Ruth Paul, Bruce Potter, Gavin Bishop and Scott Tulloch. Free entry.

Wednesday 4 June: School Journal Stories Performed Sarah Delahunty's teenage drama group
First Gear Productions presents 'Child's Play: Performing the School Journal'. Stories adapted for the stage include Sir Edmund Hillary's 'The Summit' and Margaret Mahy's 'The Lion in the Meadow'. National Library Auditorium, 7 – 8pm (coffee from 6.30pm). Introduced by Gregory O'Brien. Entry by koha. Please RSVP for catering to the New Zealand Book Council, email: reception@bookcouncil.org.nz or phone: 499 1569

Sunday 8 June: Free Family Day in Newtown
Authors, illustrators, storytellers, craft activities in a jam-packed schedule for kids and their caregivers at the Storylines Festival Free Family Day. Special guests include Joy Cowley, Mrs Wishy Washy, Hairy Maclary and Babette Cole. Activities change every 30 minutes.

Sunday 8 June, 10am – 3pm, Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre, Hutchison Road, Newtown. Free fun for all the family. Thursday 12 June: Evening Seminar at National Library Join Babette Cole (UK) and Carole Wilkinson (Aust) for a glass of wine and conversation. `From Factual to Fabulous', an evening seminar at the National Library Auditorium, introduced by Dylan Owen. Thursday 12 June from 6.30pm. Bookings essential. Phone The Children's Bookshop: 04 387 3905 Tickets $35 and $25 (members & students).

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