our story

The Story Island Project is a new not-for-profit organisation that uses creative storytelling to engage and connect individuals and communities in Hobart. We believe that storytelling is at the heart of literacy. And literacy helps build strong communities.

Our mission is to improve the confidence and literacy skills of the most disadvantaged Tasmanians through the power of story. Through story, young people can develop their enthusiasm for writing and craft their own voice.

We provide free workshops and publishing projects and work closely with schools and community groups.

We are inspired by the great work begun in San Francisco by author Dave Eggers who co-founded the 826 Valencia creative writing centre for youth, and by the numerous copies of this throughout the world, including in Australia with 100 Story Building in Melbourne and the Sydney Story Factory.

The Story Island Project (Tasmania) is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Tasmania.

Click here to read our 2016–17 Annual Report.


our values

  • The power of stories to connect and revitalise a community
  • Literacy as a basic human right, which is the foundation of lifelong learning
  • That literacy involves everybody – individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments
  • Fostering and nurturing a sense of belief and pride in local identity
  • Enabling resilient and resourceful learners across all ages and communities
  • Fostering respectful, creative and sharing individuals and communities by building on existing strengths.