Story Camp

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.

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?

Story Camp will be presented from 10am – 2pm, Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th 11 April.

During the three-day workshop, Story Campers will:

  • explore the craft of storytelling under the guidance of some of Australia’s finest authors and poets
  • participate in hands-on workshops to build creative skills and confidence
  • find out what a career as a professional writer really looks like.

Lunch and transport costs are provided.

Accessibility: Has wheelchair access

Open to: students from eligible schools

Age: 12–15 years

Cost: free

To be eligible for Story Camp, your school needs to have a value below 1000 on the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA).

OUR 2019 Presenters

Ahmed Yussuf

Ahmed Yussuf is a writer and journalist. He co-edited ‘Growing Up African in Australia’, the first non-fiction anthology of African-diaspora stories in Australia. His work has featured in Acclaim Magazine, The Guardian, TRT World and Jalada Africa. He was also an artist in the 2018 Digital Writers Festival.

Magenta Sheridan

Magenta Sheridan edits for Going Down Swinging and Voiceworks, writes stories and reads a lot of comics. She runs creative writing workshops across Melbourne and was recently awarded the Melbourne Writers Festival Creative Writing Prize.

Alison Evans

Alison Evans is the author of Ida, the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017. They recently published their second novel, Highway Bodies, and are a contributor to new anthology, Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. They are based in Melbourne where they continue to work towards their lifelong dream of being a purveyor of rabid gender politics.

Story Camp is presented by Express Media, the State Library Victoria, and supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.