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Workshop Opportunity for Storytellers in Victoria!!!

Free school holiday program at The State Library of Victoria for storytellers 12-15.

The State Library of Victoria is holding a free school holiday workshop series for residents of Victoria between the ages of 12 to 15 years old from 3-5 July.

This is your chance to meet and learn from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring storytellers.

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Open to: students from eligible schools
Age: 12–15 years
Cost: free
Dates: 3–5 July 2018; 2–4 October 2018
Time: 10am–2pm
Location: State Library Victoria
More information: call the Library’s Centre for Youth Literature team on 03 8664 7014, or email youthlit@slv.vic.gov.au

The program

During the three-day workshop, Story Campers will:

-explore story, poetry and performance 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.

Who is eligible?

Please be aware that the Centre for Youth Literature strives to accommodate students who represent a diverse range of schools and prioritises those students with fewer opportunities to access programs such as these.

Getting there

Participants need to make their own way to the State Library. If you need assistance, we can send you a MYKI card with preloaded credit to use to travel to and from Story Camp.

Even if you don’t need a MYKI card, you’ll need to let us know whether you’ll be picked up by a parent/guardian, or if you’re going to leave independently at the end of each day.


We will provide lunch. If you have any dietary requirements, please include them on the participation form.

Want to join a Story Camp?

Please ask your parent/guardian to fill in the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below to let us know that you would like to attend.


We’ll be in touch in June to let you know whether we can offer you a place at the July Story Camp and how to register. For more information, contact the Library’s Centre for Youth Literature team on 03 8664 7014.

Story Camp is presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria, and supported by the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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Cool! Hopefully I can go!

22nd May, 18
carolyn Centre for Youth Literature

Yeah! You should come :)

24th May, 18

This was so helpful and so much fun when I went last year!!! I recommend this program to everyone!

23rd May, 18
carolyn Centre for Youth Literature

Thanks birde :)

24th May, 18

Might be able to go but I might also be on holidays - it sounds like fun I wanna go

23rd May, 18
carolyn Centre for Youth Literature

It will be lots of fun!

24th May, 18

My school has a rating of 1003, can I still go?

24th May, 18
carolyn Centre for Youth Literature

Sure. We are prioritising schools below 1000, however, we are allowing other people to get involved if they would like to.

24th May, 18

Are we able to select what exact workshops we go to? Last time I went some of us wanted to stay in one particular workshop the entire time rather than rotating.

25th May, 18
carolyn Centre for Youth Literature

Unfortunately the structure of the workshops are concrete. The rotation of the workshops is designed so participants can discover and explore different outlets.

29th May, 18