5th - 9th September 2016

What is Story Cave?

Story Cave is a pop-up creative writing space that shows children aged 8-10 that words can be fun, imagination rules, everyone can be creative – and that they can write and take away with them their very own published story!

Story Cave is inspired by the UK’s Ministry of Stories, who’ve given us their blessing and support, as have the Sydney Story Factory. They are both part of a worldwide affiliated group and we’ll be following their founding principles:

•  Children who benefit most are those who may struggle with writing and literacy.

•  Imagination rules: we do not give the children ideas, or tell them what to write.

•  Story Cave is a fun and neutral space, designed to let children imagine freely (there’s a bit of theatre, too, just to kickstart the creative process – and there just might be an actual cave).

 

 

When’s it happening?

Story Cave is on for five days, 5th-9th September, 2016. We’re running one Story Workshop a day, from 10am-12.30pm.

Our workshops are already fully booked, with four schools taking part. We have so many great people on our workshop team – writers, artists, actors, and more. If you’re interested, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

We hope to make Story Cave an annual event – and move it around the country – so stay tuned!

About the Story Workshops

Our Story Workshops follow a structure developed and tested by the creative writing organisations worldwide who have inspired and helped Story Cave.

In brief, the children collaborate as a group to develop a story to a cliffhanger moment. A facilitator guides them, while a typist takes down the story and projects it up on a screen so the children can see their words taking shape, and an illustrator draws pictures of the characters on the spot.

Once they’ve reached the cliffhanger, the children work with Story Cave team members to write their own individual endings. Then everything: first part of the story, individual endings and illustrations get compiled and bound – and each child takes home their very own published book!

 

 

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more or be involved, contact us here.

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What is Story Cave?

Story Cave is a pop-up creative writing space that shows children aged 8-10 that words can be fun, imagination rules, everyone can be creative – and that they can write and take away with them their very own published story!

Story Cave is inspired by the UK’s Ministry of Stories, who’ve given us their blessing and support, as have the Sydney Story Factory. They are both part of a worldwide affiliated group and we’ll be following their founding principles:

•  Children who benefit most are those who may struggle with writing and literacy.

•  Imagination rules: we do not give the children ideas, or tell them what to write.

•  Story Cave is a fun and neutral space, designed to let children imagine freely (there’s a bit of theatre, too, just to kickstart the creative process – and there just might be an actual cave).

 

When’s it happening?

Story Cave is on for five days, 5th-9th September, 2016. We’re running one Story Workshop a day, from 10am-12.30pm.

Our workshops are already fully booked, with four schools taking part. We have so many great people on our workshop team – writers, artists, actors, and more. If you’re interested, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

We hope to make Story Cave an annual event – and move it around the country – so stay tuned!

About the Story Workshops

Our Story Workshops follow a structure developed and tested by the creative writing organisations worldwide who have inspired and helped Story Cave.

In brief, the children collaborate as a group to develop a story to a cliffhanger moment. A facilitator guides them, while a typist takes down the story and projects it up on a screen so the children can see their words taking shape, and an illustrator draws pictures of the characters on the spot.

Once they’ve reached the cliffhanger, the children work with Story Cave team members to write their own individual endings. Then everything: first part of the story, individual endings and illustrations get compiled and bound – and each child takes home their very own published book!

 

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more or be involved, contact us here.

5th - 9th September 2016