Saturday, September 7, 2013

100 Story Building is open for business

100 Story Building is open for business. Today was the big launch, the doors were flung wide and with due ceremony big people and small people surged into the top story, conveniently located on ground level. (The other 99 stories are below the street and are only accessible via a trap door, which is currently cordoned off because of construction works).

Today was the culmination of several years of hard work. It all began in 2009 when Jenna Williams and Lachlann Carter met Dave Eggers who established 826 Valenicia (San Fransico) a centre designed to support students with their writing skills and get them excited about the literary arts.

100 Story building is an inspiring tale of Lachlann, Jenna and Jessica Tran’s commitment, not to mention all the volunteer, writers, illustrators and handy people of all sorts.

100 Story Building is located in central Footscray 92 Nicholson Street and will provide opportunities for marginalised children and young people - building literacy and confidence.

Read all about 100 Story Building HERE

Listen to interview with Lachlann and some young writers HERE

 pic: Young story makers off and away!
 pic: Bernard Caleo busking storyteller/comic book maker, Nicholson Street Mall

pic: Jenna, Lachlann and me at the end of the day

The inspirational Dave Eggers

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