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:  16 January – 25 January 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
For ages: 7-11 years
Where: 100 Story Building, 92 Nicholson St, Footscray 3011 (in the pedestrian mall next to the Commonwealth Bank)
Cost: $49/workshop
Includes: all materials, takeaway stories, fruit for morning tea

The Hero Went That Way

Monday 16 January 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.

Story Hunt

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Hidden away in the pages of a book, under a sofa cushion or in the fridge, you found 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! Experience a story hunt at 100 Story Building, then plan one to hide around your own home.

Space Craft

Wednesday 18 January 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!



Thursday 19 January 2017 SOLD OUT

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 Time-Travelling Suitcase

Friday 20 January 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.



Monday 23 January 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.


Summer Spectacular

For ages 7 – 11 years only.

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2017 (4 sessions), 10am-3pm

Location: Drill Hall, 395 Barkly St (cnr Gordon Street), West Footscray

Cost: $280 full/$250 concession

Swing over to Women’s Circus with us for an action-packed story adventure! This four-day summer holiday program will help you get your story ideas down on to a comic storyboard, get you thinking about physical and visual ways to tell you story through theatre, and help you master new ways to twist and turn your body and objects using circus skills. The workshops will end with a grand circus story spectacular, created by you and performed for your family and friends!

This holiday program is run in collaboration with Women’s Circus.







When:  23 – 25 January 2017
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

For ages 13-18 years only.

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 January 2017,  1pm – 4pm

Cost: FREE

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 and broadcaster Molly Lukin. There will be food. And best of all, it’s FREE.



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