Q&A: Alice Pung, ‘Bogasian’.

Q&A: Alice Pung, ‘Bogasian’.

Alice Pung: award-winning author, inspiring speaker, 100 Story Building ambassador and ‘Bogasian’ shares with us her thoughts about writing memoirs. Both of your books are memoirs. What drew you to writing memoir?  I never started out deciding to write memoir. I set out to write family stories, of the sort pioneered by Maxine Hong Kingston. I was only nineteen at the time and just...

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Paper Fire

Paper Fire

Pick up a piece of scrap paper. You’ll have to do this in the correct order, so read these instructions first. You’re going to slowly scrunch the piece of paper in your hands, letting it crease and fold and move and crunch. Now, close your eyes and listen carefully as you do this. What does it sound like? A piece of paper being scrunched? Yeah, alright, it does sound a bit papery,...

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Brotchie In Da Building!

Brotchie In Da Building!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll have our very own artist-in-residence this year. Emerging artist Stephanie Brotchie will work with 100 Story Building to create a collaborative documentary and storytelling podcast with staff, volunteers and the children and young people of 100 Story Building. The podcast will be produced fortnightly and will share, showcase and document stories...

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Holey Foley!

Holey Foley!

Think of a common sound you hear in TV shows, films or on radio. Footsteps, for instance, or a car door slamming. Have you ever wondered how those sounds are created on a studio set? Twenty-eight Grade 6 students from Footscray Primary School will discover the secret of sound effects as part of Paper Fire, run in partnership with SYN Media and Express Media. Starting with a tour of the SYN...

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