Here are three active, hands-on creative writing, transmedia and filmmaking workshops I’m running in the school holidays at State Library of QLD and QLD Writers Centre. Still places left but iAuthor, in particular, filling up fast.
Story Safari – QLD Writers’ Centre
Take an outdoor writing adventure with storyteller Tristan Bancks. Explore South Bank’s parks, museums, galleries and people – like true documentarians – and discover all the wonderment of transforming real life stories onto the page. Bring your imagination and adventurous spirit, leave the laptops at home! For writers aged 10 – 15.
Bookings and Info: http://www.qwc.asn.au/events/youth-program/story-safari/
iAuthor transmedia writing workshop – Story Lab State Library QLD
iAuthor is a transmedia writing workshop allowing you to dream, create and share your own ideas through video, images, sound, maps, music, voice, social media and written word.
You will be provided with an iPod Touch for gathering and creating stories (or you can bring your own) and use it to supercharge creativity and share stories across multiple platforms. You will also use the latest version of Tristan’s digital brainstorming tool, Story Scrapbook, to spin ideas and story fragments into spellbinding tales.
This workshop is for ages 8 – 11. All materials are supplied and participants will take home a USB with a copy of their work created on the day.
Bookings and Info: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/children/story-lab-september/iauthor
Write it, Film it, Share it! short filmmaking workshop – Story Lab, State Library QLD
At this lively and interactive day-long workshop, develop your skills in script writing, editing and film making with the experienced author, actor and film maker Tristan Bancks.
Working collaboratively in small groups, you will develop your creative ideas into short scripts which will be weaved into short film creations. Using readily available technology, learn how to extend your script writing, story boarding and filmmaking whilst working in a fun, creative environment.
This workshop is for ages 11 – 14. All materials are supplied and participants will take home a USB with a copy of their work created on the day.
Bookings and Info: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/children/story-lab-september/write-script-film
Goodness, it's amazing how much time has changed hasn't it. I've never heard of kids bringing a USB Storage drive home after a workshop like this. Technology has really made things different!