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Storylines Dunedin Family Day


Sat 23 Aug 2014, 11:00am–3:30pm

Where: Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Storylines CLCT

The Storylines Festival Family Days are a breeding ground for this generation's Margaret Mahy or Joy Cowley, or indeed for the next Eleanor Catton! But more than that, they are the place where our children and their families and our authors, illustrators and storytellers share the magic of our stories, right here and now.

Meet your favourite authors and illustrators. Bring your books along, shake their hand and collect their signature. Book sales are also available on the day. Eftpos available.

Featuring: Gary Crew, Gavin Bishop, Mark Sommerset, Melinda Szymanik, Tania Roxborogh, Kaitrin McMullan, Liz Weir, Rachel Stedman, Anna Mackenzie, Diana Noonan, David Hill, Spencer Hall and Keith Tonkin.

Storytelling: Scholastic Books Out Aloud
- Enjoy live storytelling all day from Kaitrin McMullan, Liz Weir, and some of our special guests.
- Bring along your Best-Loved Bear for Diana Noonan's storytime and be in to win a spot prize!

All Day Activities
- Make Your Own Bug
- Get creative in our Activity Zone and make your very own bug.
- Dress Up Bear
- See how smart you can dress your bear with our cut-out-and-keep wardrobe.
- Inspired by Diana Noonan’s story The Best-Dressed Bear.
- Brilliant Bookmarks
- Never lose your place again!
- Design a beautiful bookmark to take home and treasure.

Artists in Action, Illustrators Gallery
Zine Workshop
11.00am – 1.15pm
Make your own zine with graphic illustrator, Spencer Hall.
Take away a copy of your zine at the end.
Bookings essential

Family Day Competitions
- Illustration Competition: Great Kiwiana Holidays
What makes a typical Kiwi holiday? Draw a scene from one of your happiest New Zealand holidays filled with kiwiana. Book prizes for the best entry. (Max size A4)
- Writing Competition: Shaky Quake Pet Stories What does an earthquake feel like for an animal?.
Imagine you are a pet experiencing an earthquake. Maybe you're lost, or perhaps you're making a new life with your human in the ruins of your home town. Book prizes for the best entry. (Max words 300)

Join us at 3.15pm as the prizes are awarded for our Storylines 2014 competitions
Heritage Hotels Author Talks....see full programme for times!
Come and hear some interesting topics throughout the day such as;
- Why Be a Writer? Meet young adult author, David Hill. Get his unique view on the pros and cons of a writing career.
- Building Strong Characters for Teens. Sandy MacKay opens up the discussion with Anna McKenzie and Melinda Szymanik.
- How to Become a Famous Author. Join award-winners David Hill and Rachel Stedman as they talk about their journeys to success.
- Book Launch: There Was An Old Woman... Celebrate the launch of a fabulous new book by storytellers Kaitrin McMullan and Liz Weir.
- How to Make a Book. Brainstorm a book with Gary Crew, Mark Sommerset and Gavin Bishop. Discover what it takes to create a book from first ideas.
- Why Are the Olden Days So Exciting to Write About? Tania Roxborogh and Keith Tonkin examine what makes historical fiction all the rage.
- In Coversation With... Tania Roxborogh and Rachel Stedman.
- Meet Gary Crew

Pure Capital Thinking Factopia - Non-fiction
- Join in one of the workshops in the non-fiction area:
- Voyaging Waka. Help Keith Tonkin build a waka. Explore your spirit of adventure!
- Know, So Grow. Diana Noonan's gardening adventures.
Plus...much, much more....
- Orokonui Ecosanctuary - exciting activities to help you learn about the world around us
- Facepainting
- Spot prizes from our Ringmaster - come dressed as your favourite book character.

For more information, a full programme or to download competition entry forms, go to the website.

We hope to see you there!

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