100 Story Holidays


 Be an AUTHOR in these school holiday writing workshops!

To support our free programs for children and young people in Melbourne’s west, we run 100 Story Holidays. Come and write stories and comics with us these January school holidays!

100 Story Holidays are also available for group bookings by schools, councils and other organisations. We can travel to you. Contact us for a quote or for more information.


When: Monday 3 to Friday 7 April
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
For ages: 7-11 years
Where: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011
Cost: $49/workshop
Includes: all materials, takeaway stories, fruit for morning tea


Monday 3 April 2017

Here at 100 Story Building, we are an undecided lot. We just can’t decide which story bits we like better – words or pictures. Luckily for us, some smart cookie went and created a storytelling format that puts the two together. Comics! We love ‘em, and we would like to share ‘em, particularly the making of ‘em. Make your own 8 page comic from one giant sheet of paper and start your own publishing empire.

The Hero Went That Way

Tuesday 4 April 2017

You know how sometimes you’ll be reading a story and a character makes a decision to do something that you think is really stupid? And you throw the book across the room and yell ‘WHY DID YOU DO THAT?!’? Well, here is your chance to write a story where your reader gets to decide what happens. A choose-your-own-adventure, one might say. So no one will ever throw your story across the room and yell at it … because they’ll just be yelling at themselves. Make your very own many-ended comic thing.

The Time-Travelling Suitcase

Wednesday 5 April 2017

As if a galaxy wasn’t enough, we also have Footscray’s finest (only) time machine. Last week the machine began to make strange popping and fizzing noises. We consulted the dog-eared manual, but it was no help. Then suddenly the doors flew open and behold! there sat a strange suitcase, bursting at the edges and jiggling. The suitcase and its contents were … ALIVE. What stories do they have to tell us? Where (and when) have they been? Are they friend or foe? Make a comic zine and discover what obstacles, dangers and delights this suitcase encountered on its travels.

Space Craft

Thursday 6 April 2017

Did you know that 100 Story Building hosts its very own galaxy? These holidays we’re offering you an exclusive opportunity to not only discover and name your own planet in our galaxy, but also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pilot a craft to this new world, send out a rover to uncover the terrain, and create your very own replica planet for further study back on the skydeck, or from the comfort of your own home. Your comprehensive studies of landform, lifeform characteristics and planetary properties will help us better understand our place in the stars!


Friday 7 April 2017

Don’t write your story or draw your story … GAME your story! Get creative with some new ways to storyboard and play with character, setting and motivation using drama games. Then get it all down in your very own comic. Young storytellers walk away with their own comic plus a cheat sheet of the games played, so you can play them again with friends and family! This workshop involves small amounts of performing arts-based activities.

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When: Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 April
Where: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011 (in the pedestrian mall next to the Commonwealth Bank)
Includes: all materials, takeaway stories, fruit for morning tea

Level 87 Podcasting

Monday 10 April,  1pm – 4pm

Cost: FREE (but please register)

All year, Level 87 Book Club have been talking about books, authors, fan fiction, school texts they loathe and how book characters relate to real life. Now, they’d like you to join the conversation … literally. Come along and create a podcast with Level 87. There will be food. And best of all, it’s FREE.

Register here.

Unravelling Twine

Tuesday 11 April,  1pm – 4pm

Cost: FREE (but please register)

There are so many ways to make stories, and we love them all! Books, comics, games…WAIT. Did you say GAMES!? We did! Using a special program called Twine, you can write a story which is also a game: it can go in different directions, remember things the reader did, and have lots of different endings. Anyone can read and play it, all they need is…the Internet! You don’t even need to know how to program a computer. Make your first Twine story with Pop-Up Player and Twine extraordinaire Ben Mckenzie.

Register here.

If you love this workshop, get en-Twined throughout term 2 on Wednesdays after school!


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