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.
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Storylines Christchurch Free Family Day - Sunday 28 August at Upper Riccarton Library
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)
This 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:
- Fifi Colston (author/ illustrator)
- Leonie Agnew (author)
- Scott Tulloch (author/ illustrator)
- Jane Bloomfield (author)
- James Norcliffe (author)
- Gillian Candler (author non-fiction)
- Steve Gurney (author non-fiction)
- Elena De Roo (author/ poet)
- Jodie Keehan (storyteller)
- Greg O’Connell (performance poet)