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.

Storylines Christchurch Free Family Day - Sunday 28 August at Upper Riccarton Library

The Christchurch Family Day 2016 is on Sunday 28 August at Upper Riccarton Library between 10am and 3pm. Read more about the Christchurch Family Day and view the detailed programme (PDF).

Sessions and events

There are plenty of workshops, events, and competitions including:

  • *Lily Max* Satin Scissors Frock Arts and Crafts (ages 7 to 12)
  • Tyre Repair at the Library! (teens and adults)
  • Writers’ Workshop: Designing Characters
  • Kapa Haka (All ages)
  • Face Painters Galore (All ages)
  • Treasure Hunt (All ages)

CoverThis year's Storylines Christchurch Family Day will feature a special performance at 2pm by the TKKM o Te Whanau Tahi immersion school Kapa Haka group. They will bring the book He Taniwha i Te Kura to life - te reo Māori - as part of the Books Alive programme. This book by Tim Tipene is about how to overcome classroom bullying.

Authors, illustrators, and performers

Great New Zealand authors, illustrators and performers will be there, including: