THE Story Island Project is running a series of weekly “Cabinet of Curiosity” workshops for up-and-coming writers this month.
Held at West Moonah Neighbourhood House, children are encouraged to get excited about writing through fun and creative projects.
The Story Island Project co-founder Kate Gross said a furniture designer had even prepared custom-made equipment for the sessions to “teach the kids that a story can be made out of anything.”
“An old-fashioned steamer trunk has been made especially for us with drawers and nooks that we will fill with curious objects,” she said.
“It shows that stories are all around us, even in random objects found in cabinets at home, and kids can use their imagination and engage with what’s around to create and tell stories.”
Held every Tuesday until 19 June, the sessions will run from 3.30pm to 5pm.
The workshops are supported by the Stronger Communities Program.
The Story Island Project believes that storytelling is at the heart of literacy and a range of activities and partnerships have been developed to enable improved literacy in the community.
For more information, phone West Moonah Community House on 6273 2362.
Caption: Story Island Project co-founders Kate Gross and Emily Bullock with children who took part in the workshops to discover weird and wonderful objects.