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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, Featured

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, Featured

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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Preorder Early Harvest 2017

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

Preorder 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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Are You Out Of Ideas?

on Sep 28, 2017 in Creative People, Events, Inspiration, Workshops

Are You Out Of Ideas?

Collabowriters are running a ‘come and test’ day at Westvale Community Centre on 3 and 4 October, and would like to invite children and their families to drop-in and make space-age planes, DIY ping-pong shooters and comics with them!

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Hello Future Self

on Sep 26, 2017 in Creative People, Events, Inspiration, Projects, Workshops

Hello Future Self

On October 5, hopeful time travellers can make an interactive screen-based installation called Hello Future Self, thanks to artist Steve Berrick. Children will draw and create characters that his technology will bring to life through real-time animation.

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SLEEPY heads get together

on Sep 15, 2017 in Creative People, Education, Featured, Projects

SLEEPY heads get together

A Monday morning creative breakfast club for Year 1 to 4 at Tarneit P-9 is giving the students an exciting and fun start to the week, and improving student attendance and engagement.

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Bookworms Invited!

on Sep 15, 2017 in Books, Creative People, Workshops

Bookworms Invited!

We need YOU to attend a special session of Level 87 Book Club on 5 October, 2-4pm and help us, the young people, sort out some important literary matters.

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Fitbits and Baby Apes

on Sep 12, 2017 in 100SB FM, Creative People, Featured, Projects

Fitbits and Baby Apes

In this podcast, young writers at 100 Story Building share micro stories and discuss important matters such what if Fitbits could act as ‘homework completers’, would World War III spell the end of Taco Bell and where do baby apes sleep?

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School Holiday Story Hunts

on Aug 25, 2017 in Featured, Literacy, Workshops, Writing

School Holiday Story Hunts

A pink fairy armadillo in red gum boots has jumped out of the trapdoor and is furious at us for not telling all of you about 100 Story Holidays, our upcoming story workshops for the school holidays. You really don’t want to upset a pink fairy armadillo, especially one in red gum boots. So here we go.

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