In a Flash
Term 3 and 4
One-off workshop (2 hours)
This project aims to encourage the appreciation of quality Australian literature, and to promote creativity in young writers and the wider population. Participating schools will take part in a unique two hour Story Factory workshop which makes use of a range of writing from both emerging and established Australian authors as inspiration. Story Factory has developed a series of writing prompts and provocations which will support and encourage students to write across a range of forms such as fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
During the workshop students will be introduced to model texts, discuss important features then create their own pieces of writing inspired by the source material. Over the course of the two hour workshop students will engage with fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
In addition to offering these workshops to selected schools, Story Factory will also share the writing prompts with the general public and a group of established authors. A selection of writing from all three of these groups - students, the public and published authors - will be published on the Story Factory website. This workshop provides students with a genuine opportunity to be published alongside respected authors and adult writers.