School holiday program: Story Camp

Bookings required

04 July 201706 July 2017
26 September 201728 September 2017
Free for young people from eligible schools
LocationMeet in front foyer
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Do you have big dreams of writing a novel, penning a poem or publishing your own zine?

Or do you have something to say, but you're not quite sure how to get it out into the world?

This is your chance to meet and learn from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring storytellers in a free school holiday workshop for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Over three days you'll explore story, poetry and performance, building your creative skills and finding out how to turn your passion into a career.

Lunch and transport costs are provided.

Check your eligibility and register today!

Story camp program: July

Non-fiction workshop with Amy Gray

Non-fiction is a powerful way to tell the world about how things look from your perspective, and Amy Gray is one of the best in the business. Amy is passionate about feminism, popular and digital culture and parenting, and she brings her punk attitude to everything she does. Her work has been published widely, including in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC and ABC.

Fiction workshop with Ellie Marney

Ellie Marney is a self-professed obsessive reader and lover of bad jokes. She is also a teacher and the author of the Every series (Every breath, Every word, Every move), a YA crime trilogy – she wrote her first novel in primary school and hasn't looked back since! Ellie is a passionate advocate for Australian YA literature and a Stella Schools Ambassador.

Slam poetry workshop with Joel McKerrow

Joel McKerrow has battled it out as a slam poet on the world stage; in 2012 he was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the US. Joel is also a writer, speaker, educator and community arts worker with the know-how to get Story Campers up on that stage with the microphone.

Story camp program: September

  • Slam poetry workshop with Alia Gabres
  • Zine workshop with Simmone Howell
  • Fiction workshop with Penni Russon