Storylines Festival

Busy weekend last weekend, I also went along to the Storylines Festival – free family fun day! Great day for families to meet NZ childrens book authors and illustrators plus participate in a range of fun activities. I went along to see the illustrators who were stationed at various desks drawing and painting for all the public to see.  I got to chat with Gavin Bishop, Fraser Williamson, Brian Lovelock, Sandra Morris and Dave Gunson. My friend Gary Venn who was short listed for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award this year, was also there. There was a really nice exhibition commemorating 70 years of Puffin Book Publishing – lots of lovely illustrated covers of stories like Worzel Gummidge, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland etc..