Storylines Festival and Family Day

The Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators gives children a chance to meet their literary heroes — authors, illustrators, storytellers or book characters.

In 2014, the Christchurch Free Family Day was held on Sunday 24 August at Upper Riccarton Library. View the final programme for the day.

Storylines 2014 posterSome great New Zealand authors and illustrators were there, including:

Competitions for kids

There were two great competitions:

“What My Dragon Likes” Illustration Competition

Test your imagination and create an illustration for this poem by guest poet Greg O’Connell!

Gotcha! Writing Competition

How do our authors capture the attention of their audience and convince them to read on?

Create the best introductory paragraph to your own story and be in to win some fabulous book prizes!

Age Groups and Limits: 4-6 years (max 25 words); 7-9 years (max 50 words); 10-12 years (max 75-100 words).