100 Story B at MWF

100 Story B at MWF

Kids Creative Workshop: Children of Bamiyan Valley Sat 22 Aug 2-4pm Free, but please book. If you had a penpal in Afghanistan, what might they be telling you right now? Join 100 Story Building and poet Zakia Baig as we think on what life is like for children in a very different part of the world. Zakia will share her story and take you on a journey to the Bamiyan Valley, where we’ll use...

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That Reading Feeling

That Reading Feeling

I struggle to read. I’ll admit it. I’m a teenager in year 12. I get dumped with work like I’m bored and have nothing else better to do with my time. But every new pile of work pushes the towering ‘to read’ pile a little further back until it is sitting in the corner looking lonely and dejected. So here is a list of ways to steal back time so that that pile of lovelies waiting patiently...

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Interviewing the Stars: Christos Tsiolkas

Interviewing the Stars: Christos Tsiolkas

Just after I interviewed Omar Musa at the West Writers Our Stories Forum, I had the opportunity to speak with Christos Tsiolkas, one of the headline names at the event. Rather than meeting the intimidating figure I expected because of his fame, Christos Tsiolkas chatted with me like I was just another cousin at a relative gathering. Elena: So, when you were growing up, what was your favourite...

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Fire-breathing piranhas and exploding toilets

Fire-breathing piranhas and exploding toilets

These past weeks have seen some exciting progress on the stories and comics our Pigeons Letters partners are creating. The tales include fire-breathing piranhas, break-dancing evil masterminds, historically accurate war journals, ecological disasters, bored demons, exploding toilets, slumbering protagonists and one very large baby. Having spent some time drafting and redrafting their story...

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Pigeons in the Press

Pigeons in the Press

Pigeons was recently featured in an article by Suzy Freeman-Greene in the A2 section of The Age. Click on the picture for a reading-friendly...

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One sunny afternoon

One sunny afternoon

We were thrilled to receive a disk of photos of the Pigeons: Stories in the Post launch, courtesy of the incredible Nicole Reed of A Shot Away. We wish we could post them all, but will have to make do with just a sample of her photographic...

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