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Spring 2018
Emily and Kate took Story Island on the road this month! We headed up to Queenstown to run a storytelling stall at the fabulous Unconformity festival. The topic? The WEATHER! We heard some amazing stories about wild Queenstown weather (including an 'oily ball of lightning' that rudely interrupted a family's backyard game)
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Autumn 2018
We braved rainy conditions on Sunday 26 March for our storytelling stall at the 2018 Moonah Taste of the World Festival. And we’re so glad we did! The skies cleared and we had a fabulous day of storytelling and creativity with the young people of Moonah. Thanks to authors Lian Tanner, Emily Conolan, Louisa d’Arville and Angelica Banks (Heather Rose and Danielle Wood),
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Spring 2017
Many people have asked us if we're going to produce a book featuring the stories and illustrations from our popular Stories of the Brooker Highway exhibition (held at Moonah Arts Centre in August/September). Well, we have some good news: we've made it happen, with the support of a Nyrstar Community Grant!
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Winter 2017
Who on EARTH has any interesting stories about the Brooker Highway? We do! On 24 August, we launched our Stories of the Brooker Highway exhibition at Moonah Arts Centre. This exhibition celebrates Hobart's northern suburbs as a place rich in stories, and a community filled with strong creative voices. 
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Autumn 2017
What do Pope John Paul II, the Queen and Rick Astley have in common? Well, along with countless Tasmanians, they've all travelled along the Brooker Highway! For our major community storytelling project for 2017, we're unearthing stories about the Brooker Highway
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Summer 2016 / 2017
It’s been a huge year for us here at the Story Island Project. This year, we ran a range of workshops across school and community settings around Hobart. We worked alongside more than 100 young people, giving them exciting opportunities to engage in creative writing projects … Read more