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Sat 27 Mar 2010, 9:00am–1:00pm

Where: Takpauna Grammar School, School Hall, 210 Lake Road, Takapuna

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Non-members: $30.00
  • Members: $20.00
  • Children/ Students with ID (lecture only): $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Storylines CLCT

Dunedin publisher Barbara Larson is the 2010 winner of New Zealand’s top award in children’s literature, the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal.

Given annually by the Storylines Children’s Literature Trust, the award recognises Barbara Larson’s specific and outstanding contribution to the important genre of young adult fiction.

“Barbara’s continuing personal commitment to publishing high quality novels for teenagers for more than a decade has been remarkable,” says Storylines Trust chair, Dr Libby Limbrick.

“Her company Longacre Press has attracted not only some of the best established authors in the country – among them William Taylor, Jack Lasenby, Joanna Orwin and Kate De Goldi – but solidly put its faith in nurturing a generation of new writers".

Established in 1994, Longacre Press quickly became recognised as a leading independent publisher, producing at least six works for young readers a year as well as award-winning high-quality non-fiction. In late 2009 the company was purchased by Random House New Zealand.

Tickets are now available to hear Barbara Larson present her Award Lecture.

9.00am - Registration
9.30am - Welcome and Annual General Meeting
10.00am - Presentation of Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2010
- Presentation of Gaelyn Gordon Award 2010
- Presentation of Joy Cowley Award 2010
- Presentation of Gavin Bishop Award 2010
- Presentation Notable Books List 2010
11.00am - Morning Tea
11.45am - Margaret Mahy Award Lecture: Barbara Larson

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