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. This is a series of school holiday writing workshops for kids aged 7 – 12 years who love to write and tell stories.
When: September school holidays – check back here for dates soon!
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011 (in the pedestrian mall next to the Commonwealth Bank)
For ages: 7-12 years
Includes: all materials, takeaway stories, fruit for morning tea
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.
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
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.
Calling all epic heroes! You went on holiday, and your arch nemesis stole the thing that you wanted most in the world. Never fear! Although a hero’s journey is fraught with obstacles and, sometimes, a little bit of danger, you’ll have some help on your journey to recover your beloved object. Embark on your quest with a Hero’s Backpack, filled with objects that may prove useful in a tricky spot. Create a map of a strange land, plot your journey using the contents of your Backpack, and make a comic zine telling of your heroic adventure!
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!
The Time-Travelling Suitcase
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 are … 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.
Hidden away in the pages of a book, under a sofa cushion or in the fridge, you find it – the first clue! Is it a piece of a map to hidden treasure? Part of the antidote to a mad scientist’s deadly poison? A secret test of wits, to see if you are worthy of learning the secrets of magic? Only you know the answer – because you created the story! Get a-story-hunting at 100 Story Building, and make your very own hide-and-go-story game to play at home.
What happens when everything you’ve ever known is destroyed? Would YOU survive the apocalypse? Build yourself a world, visit apocalyptic destruction on it then storyboard your world back to survival. This is the most epic workshop we’ve ever run. Make sure you’re part of it.
Can’t decide which workshop? Book a gift voucher!
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