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Gandel Storytelling Workshop: Stories & Braille

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24 January 2023, 10:30am11:30am
24 January 2023, 1:00pm2:00pm
Bookings Bookings required
Location Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter
The Quad

Have you ever tried reading with just your fingertips and imagination? 

All around the world, many people who are blind or have low vision use a writing and reading system that relies on touch, known as braille. 

Join State Library Victoria Fellows, Leisa Shelton-Campbell and Marisa Sposaro for a special braille storytime and Q&A.  

Afterwards, kids will feel and explore how braille works with familiar words and then experience how it is made with Marisa’s typewriter-with-a-twist. 

This program is recommended for ages 5 to 8.  

Auslan interpretation can be requested in bookings until 10 days prior to the event.   

This program is supported by Gandel Foundation. 

Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter, also supported by Gandel Foundation, is a purpose-built space for children and families to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities. 

Please note: this event is now sold out.


Leisa Shelton-Campbell is a performance artist, teacher, mentor and curator whose work focuses on collaboration and advocacy for resilient communities of practice. Her recent projects have focused on diverse experiences of the world and ways to be within it. 

Marisa Sposaro is a writer, activist, social worker and community enabler. Her work spans community engagement, advocacy for the experience of the sight-impaired community and championing braille as a central, living language for her community.