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Amplify Creative Voices!

on Dec 7, 2017 in Education, Literacy

Amplify Creative Voices!

Support our Holiday Fundraising and Gift Shop by DONATING and/or BUYING the publications created by the young writers at the Building. Amplify their creative voices by sharing their works with the children in your life!

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Stories for School Holidays

on Nov 22, 2017 in Creative People, Featured, Inspiration, Workshops

Stories for School Holidays

Book your 100 Story Holidays workshop! Journey down the trapdoor to script radio plays, pen spy thrillers, build dioramas to secret rooms and create choose-your-own-adventure capers. Ages 7-11 years.

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Pigeon Post for FREE

on Nov 7, 2017 in Books, Creative People, Early Harvest, Giveaway

Pigeon Post for FREE

Did you know that jokes are banned on plant ‘Noopertille’? Or that everything is sdrawkcab.. sorry, backwards on the ‘Topsy Turvy’ land? Pigeon Post Issue# 9 reveals all.

For this WEEK ONLY we are offering a copy of Pigeon Post Issue# 9 FREE with every copy of early harvest issue six ordered!

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Crime Masters On The Prowl

on Nov 3, 2017 in Books, Creative People, Early Harvest

Crime Masters On The Prowl

Young editors, Alexandra and Finola, share the crime capers they uncovered while putting together early harvest issue six, with current Early Harvest mentor and former editor Caitlin.

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Davina And The Crime Ring

on Oct 31, 2017 in Books, Creative People, Early Harvest

Davina And The Crime Ring

Bestselling children’s book author Davina Bell shares what keeps her excited and involved in the Early Harvest project and how she came up with a story of the world’s worst detective.

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A Purse Full of Clues

on Oct 24, 2017 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Writing

A Purse Full of Clues

For early harvest issue six, we asked children from Melbourne’s west to dig into the crimes and murder mysteries lurking in their neighbourhoods. Here’s an extract from The Up and Down Case! uncovered by Lili Rivera from St Monica’s Primary School. Illustration by Cameron Baker.

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Letters from Literary Outposts

on Oct 23, 2017 in Education, Literacy, Projects, Workshops, Writing

Letters from Literary Outposts

English teachers at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College recently journeyed down the trapdoor on a quest for tips, tricks and tools to transform Year 8 students into brilliant, majestic talespinners. Ernest Price, Director of English, sent us a letter sharing all the fun the teachers and students have had since.

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Meet the crime masters

on Oct 19, 2017 in Creative People, Early Harvest

Meet the crime masters

Former Early Harvest editor and current mentor Caitlin (age 13) caught up with criminal masterminds Mary (age 10) and Grace (age 11) to uncover the mysterious goings-on at the weekly early harvest issue six editorial meets over the last ten weeks!

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Early Harvest 2017 launch

on Oct 17, 2017 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Events

Early Harvest 2017 launch

You are invited to the launch of Early Harvest 2017, a magazine by children for children. The theme this year is CRIME and MURDER MYSTERY, and it features mind-boggling mysteries, diabolical villains, criminal quizzes and nefarious games by aspiring young writers from Melbourne’s west and a sprinkling of Australia’s best-loved children’s book authors.

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Order Early Harvest 2017

on Oct 17, 2017 in Creative People, Early Harvest, Events, Featured

Order Early Harvest 2017

The theme of early harvest issue six is CRIME and MURDER MYSTERY! Brace yourself for stories about books that wail, a clue that is a bag full of clues, the world’s worst detective who also happens to be a panda and a host of other colourful, diabolical and nefarious characters and plotlines!

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