Monday, July 20, 2015

Storylines Free Family Day, Sunday 23 August 2015

Storylines Free Family Day

Wellington, Sunday 23 August 2015

Are you passionate about helping kids read?
Would you like to make a difference to children’s literacy?
Do you enjoy having fun?

We have 6 weeks until Family Day and need your help!

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 for kiwi kids. Join us as a volunteer - we need you.
Unlock the child within! 
Encounter weird and wild creatures!
Run amok with aliens and astronauts!
Fling a medieval insult and help kids create medieval stories!
Meet 'Monkey Boy' and help kids cook creatively!
Fish up something from beneath the surface in the underwater corner.
Dare to dress up! Shape-shifters welcome! Cool costumes rewarded!

Over 4,000 Wellingtonians  attended  Family Day in 2014! This year we are at Shed 6, on Wellington waterfront, next to the TSB Arena. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this special rewarding day.     
If you’re interested in helping as a volunteer on the day, please contact, Nikki Geeson, the volunteer coordinator for the Wellington Free Family Day. Email and let her know how you are able to help, or for more information phone her on 022 0104373.

Or click on this link for a contact form. 

We look forward to hearing from you and having fun planning Family Day together!

Kind Regards,

Eileen Mueller
Storylines Wellington Regional Coordinator
P:+64 4 389 8550|M:+64 27 4799 731|
Skype: nzmueller |Twitter @nzmueller
Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children's Writers and Illustrators 2015 | 22-30 August 2015 | Wellington Family Day Sunday 23 August 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

How to Catch a Grim Reaper

Big congrats to WCBA member Helen Vivienne Fletcher, featured on Radio NZ's Standing Room on Sunday 5 July:

"Having gathered a stack of awards for her poetry and a book of hers translated into French, German and Spanish, Helen Vivienne Fletcher has now set her sights on writing for the stage. Her poetry has appeared in print and on line, and she's also got several e-picture books to her name, including Jenny No-Knickers and Do Fruit Worry About Getting Fat? She's about to attend the opening night of her first play, How to Catch a Grim Reaper, which is part of the 2015 Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre."

You can read more about How to Catch a Grim Reaper on the Bats website here. Great title and great poster! It's on from Friday 10 July to Saturday 25 July. 

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