At Melbourne Writers Festival


Next week, we’re taking one of our 100 stories across the river to the Melbourne Writers Festival. Possibly Level 46, but Level 93 has also expressed interest.

You may think building levels are stationary, but you gotta be quick to catch us at this year’s festival. Co-founder and CEO Lachlann Carter will be making endless comics in the MWF Schools Program, and we’ll be hosting events with a couple of our favourite authors (including Andy Griffiths!).

We’re most excited about Lach’s event with American author, editor, publisher and general all-round amazing person Dave Eggers. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 Valencia, a writing centre in San Francisco that was the inspiration behind 100 Story Building. Lach and Dave will be in conversation with host Alicia Sometimes.

And we can’t wait to showcase the amazing creations of students from Furlong Park School for the Deaf and Victorian College for the Deaf. We’ve been working with them on the Our Stories, Our Way project, which explores their experience of being a young, deaf person through storytelling and writing. Now, they’re ready to perform their stories – there’ll be puppets, acting, dancing, singing – what more could you want?

100 Story Building ambassadors Sally Rippin and Alice Pung will also be out and about at the festival. We highly recommend you check out their sessions!


The Endless Comic
Wednesday 27 August, 12.30–1.30pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 28 August, 10–11am (SOLD OUT)

 Lachlann Carter from 100 Story Building guides students to create the world’s first looping comic using just one piece of paper and a pen. The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end, it’s storytelling, but not as you know it.


Our Stories, Our Way
ACMI, The Cube
Thursday 28 August, 12.30–1.15pm

Students from Furlong Park School for the Deaf and Victorian College for the Deaf showcase dynamic writing and storytelling and bring experiences of young deaf people to life. The stories and multimedia developed in workshops with 100 Story Building will make you see and hear the world in a new way.


Creativity, Childhood and Reading
Lachlann Carter in conversation with Dave Eggers
Performance Space, Wheeler Centre
Sunday 31 August, 12.30–1.30pm (SOLD OUT)

Dave Eggers, founder of 826 Valencia, and Lachlann Carter, co-founder of 100 Story Building, discuss the power of literacy to change young people’s lives and share how their organisations inspire young people to read and write.


Lit Hop
MWF Box Office (Fed Square)
Saturday 31 August, 1pm-7pm

Choose your own adventure on a curated literary hop through Melbourne. Stop off at 14 separate events, including book readings, debates, music, trivia, races and literary karaoke! For more details head to



Read Aloud!
Deakin Edge
Saturday 23 August, 4–5pm

Celebrate your love of books with Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Jackie French, Nick Earls and host Lachlann Carter.


He Said, She Said
ACMI The Cube
Wednesday 27 August, 10-10.45am (SOLD OUT)

Zac and Mia is an enthralling story of young people living against the clock. How do we really understand another person’s life when we are so busy living our own? See both sides of the story with author A.J Betts.



Workshop: Identity – Yours, Mine, Ours
Immigration Museum
Mon 25th Aug 10.00–11.30am, 12.00–1.30pm, 2.30–4.00pm

Explore the Identity – Yours, Mine, Ours exhibition with Alice Pung and then respond to the ideas and themes in a writing workshop.

This workshop is for school groups only.


Talking Points: Bigotry in Australia
Deakin Edge
Tuesday 26 August, 6.00-7.15pm

Alice Pung unravels the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act and discusses the divisive issue of bigotry in Australia. With Maxine Beneba Clarke and Nick Feik.


Bully for You
Deakin Edge
Wed 27th Aug, 11.15am

Alice Pung and Fiona Scott-Norman share their bullying survival stories and tell why living well is the best revenge.



Sally Rippin in the Little Library
The Little Library
Saturday 23 August, 11-12pm

Listen to Sally Rippin read from her best-selling Billie B Brown series inside The Little Library on Level 2 at Melbourne Central. Sally will also be signing books after the reading.




Bark! Bark! Bark! A Treehouse Exhibition
Thursday 21 August to Sunday 24 August
Wednesday 27 August to Sunday 31 August

See original illustrations, prints and preliminary works by Terry Denton from the famous Treehouse series created with Andy Griffiths.


52-Storey Treehouse
Deakin Edge
Monday 25 August, 10.00-10.45am (SOLD OUT) and 12.30-1.15 pm (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday 27 August, 10.00-10.45am (SOLD OUT)

Climb The 52-Storey Treehouse with Andrew Griffiths and Terry Denton for fun adventures. Terry will be drawing live, turning your ideas into reality.



The Great Guinea Pig Mystery
ACMI The Cube
Wednesday 27 August, 12.30-1.15pm (SOLD OUT)

Meet Coco Carlamagno, the crime solving guinea pig detective from Buenos Aires, and his Australian cousin Alberta. Explore their fun and furry world through brain teasers from Ursula Dubosarsky and live drawing from Terry Denton.