Fall 2020 Programs

Our Fall 2020 programming is available to youth across Canada. All programs are delivered completely online, using a combination of online classrooms and virtual meetings. Many of our community partner programs are offered at no charge. When we do have to charge a fee, we aim to keep the cost of our programming low for everyone. (We also have a limited number of bursaries available for those in need. Please contact us if you want to learn more about bursaries.

Looking for extra support in your child’s literacy development this year? Register for a block of online one-on-one tutoring sessions with a Story Studio professional! Throughout four sessions, we will focus on supporting your individual child’s literacy skills through fun and engaging storytelling and narrative activities.

Ages 8-17
Ongoing Registration
$120/4 one-hour sessions

Email to register

Are you a young writer looking to take the next step with your stories? We are taking our Young Writers Workshop online! Over the course of six weeks, participants will meet weekly for one-hour digital sessions through Google Classroom and Meet. Participants will learn about plot structure, compelling characters, and other essentials while crafting their own short fiction story. Learn and receive feedback from Story Studio staff and experienced visiting local authors. Participants will receive a digital anthology composed of all completed short stories.

Group 1: Ages 8-12
Group 2: Ages 13-17
Starts October 12
$150 / 6 one hour sessions

Email to register

Are you a young writer with the drive to write, but need some direction? Have you written a story, but it’s not running smoothly? Bring your story in for a tune-up with our experienced instructors and writers! This 4-week series of online workshops and resources will help your stories take off at full throttle! You will have access to an online classroom, where you will learn about plot structure, compelling characters, and other narrative essentials while improving your own story. Story Studio instructors will provide you with advice during weekly one-hour sessions via Google Meet, and also give you the chance to work with experienced local authors and illustrators. At the end of the workshops, all participants will receive a digital anthology composed of completed short stories.

Group 1: Ages 8-12
Group 2: Ages 13-17
Starts October 12, 1 hour online sessions
$100/4 sessions

Email to register

We offer group workshops for schools, homeschoolers and community groups. You can learn more about these workshops here.

Monthly Writing Contests

October:
A Monstrous Contest!

Illustrator Jessica Hickman has brought us a picture of this strange little creature. Who is it? Where did it come from? What does it want more than anything? And why is it wearing a strange little hat? 

Tell us the story of this monster in 250-500 words. As always, fill your story with great characters, vivid description and interesting plot twists. Check out our free StorySheets online to help you get started! 

Contest open to Canadian Residents, ages 5-13. Writers have until October 30th to submit stories. Prizes will be awarded for the top two stories selected by our esteemed judges for ages 5-9 and 10-13

Previous Contests & Anthologies

September Contest: Something Strange at School…

This month’s challenge was to write a short fiction that involved weird happenings at your school. Download a free copy of the final anthology here!

Thanks to Orca Books for providing great prizes to our winners!

August Contest: Mysteries

This month’s challenge was to write a short fiction that involved a mystery. Download a free copy of the final anthology here!

Thanks to Orca Books for providing great prizes to our winners!

July Contest: Space!

This month’s challenge was to write a short fiction that takes readers to outer space. Download a free copy of the final anthology here!

Thanks to Orca Books for providing great prizes to our winners!

June Contest: Ocean Stories!

This month’s challenge was to write a short fiction story involving the ocean. Download a free copy of the final anthology here!

 

 

Thanks to Orca Books for providing great prizes to our winners!

May Contest: 31 Days of Writing!
This month, we’ve made a new writing challenge for every day of the month! (You can download the challenges by clicking the purple button on the left.)  Follow along with the daily writing prompts throughout May. 

Share your work, words, or a picture of you or your child completing the activity on any social media. Make sure to tag us @StoryStudioWritingSociety and use #storystudioca. Each time you share, your name will be entered into a draw. On June 1st we will select five names to win a prize!

April Contest: Heroes!

Your mission? Write a short fiction story about a hero. Download a free anthology of contest entries here.

 

 

Thanks to Orca Books for providing great prizes to our winners!