Community Workshops

We offer special workshops for youth throughout the school year: on professional development days; over winter holidays; and during March Break. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date with upcoming events and workshops!

Available now – Young Writers Workshop (Ages 11-13)
(in partnership with the Oaklands Community Association)

Are you a young writer looking to take the next step with your stories? During six one-hour sessions, participants will learn about plot structure, compelling characters, and other essentials for crafting fiction. Learn from Story Studio staff and experienced visiting local authors and illustrators. Participants will receive their own bound and illustrated book with their original story inside.

[ Online Registration (via Oaklands Community Association) ]

In-School Workshops

[ Request in-school workshop ]

We have a particular focus on schools that are identified as having a high percentage of vulnerable youth – students who may be at risk in terms of their academic achievement and social functioning. Whenever possible, we offer workshops at no cost to these schools.

These workshops use creative writing and storytelling to engage youth ages 5 to 13. Our ‘Bookmaker’ workshops take place in public schools in Victoria. Helped by a team of facilitators and volunteers, youth participating in these multi-day workshops are introduced to the process of writing and producing a book of their own. We use interactive and tactile activities to introduce students to the building blocks of writing in a fun and supportive way. Kids develop their own characters and plots while learning writing fundamentals, self expression and creative development. We then print and bind each student’s story into an individual book for them to keep. We make an extra copy to give to the school library – a permanent record of their writing accomplishment!

Our workshop was fantastic and I can hardly wait to participate next year! I enjoyed it/learned as much as the students did. (Teacher, Eagle View Elementary)

Partnership Programming

The Story Studio often offers community programming in partnership with organizations such as Victoria Literacy Connection, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Victoria Art Gallery, and the Greater Victoria Public Library. If you are an organization interested in partnership, please contact us.

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Publications

We celebrate and share young authors’ work. Check out our 2016 anthology of student writing, Victoria Imagined.