Come along to the Storylines Free Family Day

Storylines logoOn Sunday 15 August from 10am-3pm some of New Zealand’s best children’s authors and illustrators will be heading to the Christchurch Town Hall for the Storylines Free Family Day.  The whole day is FREE and it’s a chance for you to come and meet some of your favourite authors and illustrators, including Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop, and the creators of the Wonky Donkey book, Craig Smith and Katz Cowley

As well as meeting all these cool people and maybe even getting your books signed, there are heaps of fun things for you to do, including face painting, creating your own bookmark or mask, and learning about the world around you in the Factopia zone.  Come dressed as your favourite book character and you might even score a spot prize.

To find out more about what’s happening on the day you can grab a programme from your local library or visit the Storylines website.

Lots of fun at Storylines Family Day

The Storylines Family Day in Christchurch was held yesterday at the Town Hall and I was one of the lucky volunteers who got to meet lots of really great New Zealand authors, illustrators and performers.  There was something for everybody, from making your own bookmark, having your face painted and meeting Clifford the big red dog, to listening to Ken Catran, Margaret Mahy and Fleur Beale talk about their stories.  I always get a buzz from getting to meet and talk to authors whose books I enjoy and it’s even better when I can get my books signed.  The organisers deserve a huge congratulations for making it such a fun and entertaining day.  The family day in Christchurch is now a regular event and I’m sure next year’s one will be bigger and better.