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  • Finalist events for schools - Hamilton

    On Wednesday 1 August, Hamilton will host a selection of the finalists of the 2018 New Zealand Awards for Children & Young Adults, ahead of the awards ceremony in Wellington on 8 August.

    These school events are presented by the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, in association with Hamilton City Libraries, the University of Waikato, and Hamilton Book Month.

    ALL SCHOOL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND, BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

    The authors appearing at the primary school events are:
    Craig Phillips - Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts
    Heather Haylock - Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter

    And for secondary schools:
    Erin Donohue - Because Everything is Right but Everything is Wrong
    Eileen Merriman - Pieces of You and Catch Me When You Fall
    Hayley King (with Malcolm Clarke TBC) - Tu Meke Tūī!
    Gareth Ward - The Traitor and the Thief

    PRIMARY SCHOOLS

    Primary school sessions take place in the Hamilton Central Library, 9 Garden Place, on Wednesday 01 August.

    In these sessions, Craig Phillips and Heather Haylock will talk about creating their books and will then take questions from students.

    Session 1
    When: 10:45am
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Session 2
    When: 11:45am
    Duration: 45 minutes

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    SECONDARY SCHOOLS

    Secondary school sessions take place in the Waikato University Library, Te Manawa - The Student Centre, Gate 5 Hillcrest Road, on Wednesday 01 August.

    We recommend bringing students for both sessions, however you do have the option of coming to only one.

    Session 1
    When: 10:30am
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Erin Donohue and Eileen Merriman will talk about their writing careers and their books, and will then take questions from students.

    Session 2
    When: 12:00pm
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Hayley King (with Malcolm Clarke TBC) and Gareth Ward will talk about their writing careers and their books, and will then take questions from students.

    The 2018 Author Event Programme is being organised for the New Zealand Book Awards Trust by the expert team at Pirate & Queen.

    If you have any questions or would like to make a booking for your school group, please contact Emma at emma@pirateandqueen.co.nz