Story Lab


Workshops for Children and Young People

Story Lab is a Young Storytellers Centre based at Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts in Fremantle WA. Story Lab helps young people, aged 6-16 years, develop their creative voice through the sharing of stories and ideas.

We believe that by developing a young person’s creative voice we also help develop their confidence and communication skills; stimulate their imagination, teach them empathy and allow them to explore feelings, hopes, worries and values.

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At Story Lab we are inspired by young people and our program aims to inspire them by offering a wide range of fun creative workshops to capture every imagination. Our workshops include creative writing, storytelling, performance poetry, rap; cartooning and comic illustration, songwriting, writing comedy and plays.

Our work at Story Lab is guided by these aims and objectives;

Young people take the lead

Professional writers and artists design and deliver our workshops.  All our staff have current Working with Children Checks

Our trained volunteer team provide one-to-one or small group support and mentoring to young writers

We work in partnership with schools and teachers

We aim to share, publish and produce as much of the writing as we can, as often as we can

Our model is based on a number of creative writing centres worldwide, including 826 Valencia in San Francisco, Ministry of Stories in London and the Sydney Story Factory.

For more information on the Story Lab programme please contact Miles Openshaw, Artistic Director at

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