You may remember last year when I wrote about a new centre for young writers opening in Melbourne called 100 Story Building? Well, the doors are about to officially open! Located in the heart of Footscray, 100 Story Building will support young writers (6-17 years) from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and marginalised communities 'to discover … Continue reading 100 Story Building is about to open!
I was excited to learn that a new centre for literacy will soon be launched in Melbourne, called 100 Story Building. The centre and its programs are the brainchild of Jenna Williams, Lachlann Carter and Jess Tran. Williams and Carter previously formed the publishing project for young writers, Pigeon Letters, in which Tran was also … Continue reading New centre for literacy in Melbourne: 100 Story Building
One thing that was brought to my attention while I was in WA was The Great Celebrity Book Auction. Well-known people from Australia and beyond have donated books that have influenced their lives, to raise money for literacy programs at Kyilla Primary School, a small Government school of 200 students in North Perth. The children … Continue reading Celebrity Book Auction for literacy
I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (Graeme Base) open on my lap at four years old, tasting the different worlds at the top of The Magic Faraway Tree at seven, devouring the ‘unreal’ Paul Jennings at eight, crying in Two Weeks With the Queen with … Continue reading Indigenous Literacy Day – Wednesday September 3, 2008