Events 2013

Top authors pay tribute to Margaret Mahy - Storylines/NZ Book Month event

21 March 2013 - 7 pm

Top authors Kate De Goldi, Tessa Duder and Leonie Agnew are combining to pay a public tribute to the genius of Margaret Mahy on Thursday 21 March.

‘Remembering Margaret Mahy – a programme of readings from her verse and stories – is being held on the 21 March birthday of the renowned author who died in July 2012 at the age of 76.

The New Zealand Book Month event, organised by the Storylines Trust, is open to public and suitable for children 8 and up. It starts at the National Library Centre, Parnell, Auckland, at 7 p.m.

Places are limited – please visit for further details.

When:       Thursday 21 March 2013, 7pm for 7.15 start

Where:      National Library Centre, Stanley Street, Parnell

Cost:         Optional gold coin donation


For more information please contact:

Name: Vicki Cunningham, Storylines Events Manager


Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand background

Storylines is a national organisation which runs a major annual festival, awards, publications and other events to promote young people’s books and reading.

New Zealand Book Month background

New Zealand Book Month is a nationwide campaign to help establish and build a nation of dedicated readers and to bring readers and writers together.

There are over 200 community groups, libraries and book groups signed up to take part in the nationwide initiative.

New Zealand Book Month is a non-profit initiative promoting books and reading – and as a result, literacy – in New Zealand.

One month each year we celebrate books and encourage all Kiwis to get involved. The clear goal of New Zealand Book Month is to form a community of readers from Cape Reinga to the Bluff. We want to see Kiwis:

  • Passionate about books, determined to share them with each other and spreading the word
  • Telling and retelling stories and recommending new books to read
  • Reading and talking about books - from friend to neighbour, school bus to sporting field, workplace to playground.

NZ Book Month works alongside a wide range of organisations fundamental to books and reading in New Zealand. Publishers, authors, booksellers, libraries, schools and reading activists all provide the necessary support to make NZ Book Month a success.