Melbourne Story Slams

La Trobe University is offering a suite of five story writing workshops in Term 2.

Designed specifically for Year 10 students, these workshops by well-known writers for children and young adults deliver fun and practical exercises to:

  • Sharpen students’ understanding of story plot and structure
  • Hone sentence and language skills for clarity and power
  • Develop skills in analytical reading of texts
  • Inspire a sense of joy in storytelling

Curriculum: Year 10 English students
Location: La Trobe University Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Dates: 2017 Term 2 dates to be announced
Time: 10am – 1.30pm
Contact: College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) Outreach
Presented by: Department of Creative Arts and English and College ASSC Outreach

2016 workshop details

During the workshops, students from different schools will mingle, providing an opportunity to encounter a range of abilities, writing styles and enthusiasm for different genres of reading.

Following the workshops, students will relax in the lounge with their lunch and enjoy a 20 minute Q&A panel with the workshop leaders.

2016 workshop leaders include writers: Kelly Gardiner, Michael Pryor, Lili Wilkinson, Leanne Hall and Kirsty Murray. See workshop details for more information.