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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Winter Story Camp 2019

Last week State Library Victoria, with Express Media, we held our School Holiday Story Camp. Over the last two years, State Library Victoria  has delivered nine Story Camps, engaging over 500 teenagers. We worked with 27 professional writers who delivered workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, performance and zine-making. Participants worked with professional creatives on prose, illustrative and performative storytelling formats, thereby developing their own narrative skills and also developed their confidence and made friends along the way.

At our Winter Story Camp, around sixty attendees participated in three days of writing workshops covering fiction, non fiction and poetry and zine-making. Here are our amazing facilitators emanating awesomeness – Caitlin McGregor, Amie Green and Maxine Beneba-Clarke.

Maxine Beneba-Clarke Caitlin McGregor and Amie Green

Despite the lack of giant muffins, the participants all survived and judging from their feedback, all gained a lot from the experience!

“it was interactive and offered me a wider perspective of writing”               “the experience was wonderful”             “lots of group work was fun”           “let our imagination run free”               

” gave me a deeper understanding of fiction”           “really good advice and encouraging”             “I had many laughs”             “the teachers are amazing and taught us many new things” “

Story camp helped boost my confidence and encouraged me to do more”

 

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