Story Camp

26 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


State Library Victoria


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.

Open to: students from eligible schools
Age: 12–15 years
Dates: spring school holidays: 26–28 September
Time: 10am–2pm
Location: State Library Victoria
More information: call the Library’s Centre for Youth Literature team on 03 8664 7014, or email


September Story camp program

Slam poetry with Alia Gabres

Stories not only help us understand the world around us, but they also help us understand who we are and who we want to be. Alia Gabres is a Melbourne-based poet and creative producer who believes storytelling is a tool for sharing ideas about identity, knowledge and culture. No one gets to tell you who you are; find out from Alia about making your own mark on the world.

Zines with Simmone Howell

Simmone Howell is the award-winning author of novels Notes from the teenage undergroundEverything beautiful and Girl defective, but she doesn’t only write amazing YA novels. When it comes to storytelling formats, you name it and Simmone has most likely written it. She’s also a small press publisher, so she knows how to make words into a real-life, printed, pick-up-able zine. She’ll show you everything you need to know to launch your first zine.

Fiction with Penni Russon

Penni Russon is an award-winning children’s and young adult writer with a whopping imagination. Ever since she was a kid in a bush suburb of Hobart, she’s been wandering into the wilderness, navigating the boundary between real life and fantasy, and her novels Little birdIndigo girls and Only ever always are where she continues to explore. Penni has the skills to turn daydreams into written stories, and she’ll take you along for the adventure. She also blogs at Eglantine’s cake.

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