The WCBA has had a long association with the Storylines team, so it's with pleasure that we introduce and welcome Maria Samuela - Storylines' new Wellington Coordinator.
Maria is a children’s author who has had stories translated into five Pacific languages, read on National Radio’s Storytime, written for School Journal, and published a collection - The Secret Game Plan and Other Stories. She has a Diploma in Publishing from Whitireia Polytechnic, and is now completing an Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing, writing a children's historical novel.
Maria also brings to the role a strong background in administration, including several years in a marketing/media environment.
She says, “I’m excited about being part of the Storylines team promoting reading and New Zealand children’s literature through this year’s Family Day celebrations in August. We’ve got an awesome lineup of authors and illustrators, and we’re planning a full-on day of fun and frolics. I’m especially looking forward to meeting some of our young readers.”
Storylines Wellington Family Day Festival will be held at the Wellington Town Hall on Sunday 15 August.
Check out Storylines website for more details: www.storylines.org.nz