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The University of Otago Centre for the Book announces 2015 symposium

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is delighted to announce its 2015 annual symposium in Dunedin, New Zealand’s UNESCO City of Literature. The event will feature an opening lecture by Julia Marshall, an Otago graduate and editor of the very successful children’s publisher, Gecko Press, on Thursday evening…

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StoryLines Awards Deadline October 2015

Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand Reminder to aspiring children’s and YA writers – 31 October deadline is not far off. The Storylines Trust reminds New Zealand’s children’s and YA writers that the closing date for submissions for its three annual manuscript awards Is not far away. October 31 is the final day…

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Storylines Free Family Day

Storylines Free Family Day Wellington, Sunday 23 August 2015 Are you passionate about helping kids read? Family Day is getting closer! Storylines Free Family Days help kids meet New Zealand authors and illustrators and have fun with their books. Crafts, live performances, face-painting, competitions, and activities help kiwi books come  to life…

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IBBY Congress 2016 in Auckland – call for abstracts

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Biennial Congress to be held in Auckland in August next year. IBBY is an amazing organisation with sections in more than 70 countries, many of whom will send representatives to New Zealand for the congress. The Congress will include the awarding of…

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AGM Minutes 2015

FRIENDS OF THE DOROTHY NEAL WHITE COLLECTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 MINUTES Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington 6:35 pm, Thursday 7 May 2015. The AGM was preceded by a presentation from Dr Nicola Daly, current recipient of the Friends’ research grant. Nicola spoke about her research…