Story Shorts


These fun-first, one-off workshops are 1-2 hours in length, and are often delivered in partnership with other community organisations. If you’d like to find a program with openings, or organize a group program, please contact us!

Character Kickstart (Ages 5-10)
Great stories always start with great characters. We’ll supercharge your students’ creative process and help then create an array of amazing characters. Using our free StorySheets, students will come up with character ideas that they can use as inspiration for stories in the future. At the end of the workshop, we’ll provide a bound book, collecting all the wild and wonderful characters created by your group. 

Story Blocks (Ages 5-10)
Great stories are built on strong foundations. During this one-hour workshop students will be introduced to the fundamentals of oral storytelling and will design their own ‘story block’ – wooden dice with symbols representing different categories included in a story (ie, people, feelings, places, objects, etc). These story blocks will then become a hands-on classroom resource for both individual and group literacy center activities, in both oral and written storytelling, idea generation, and even improv!

Story Mapping (Ages 11-13)
Stories follow a path – sometimes it’s a well-worn road like a fairy tale, sometimes it’s a place that’s never been travelled to before. This workshop introduces students to the idea of plot and pacing. Using our StorySheets, fun activities, and practical tips, we’ll set your students on a course for success. 

Customized Programs (Various) 
We’re always open to working with educators to create a program that specifically meets the needs of learners. And we’re open to trying something new, ranging from combining coding games with storytelling, to writing a choose-your-own-adventure collaboratively with an entire class. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’re happy to brainstorm with you!


For youth in Grades K-8 located in Victoria, BC.

Location: Various
Cost: $15/participant, up to 25 participants; free to participants if subsidized through a community partner

Who can request a workshop? 

Home-schooling / Remote-learning Groups; After-school programs; Public Schools; Private / Independent Schools