Story Hub - Improving Literacy Through Creative Writing


Story Hub is a creative writing workshop which is aimed at Primary School pupils from 4th – 6th class and their teachers. During this two hour session pupils are introduced to the creative writing process through an interactive writing workshop.

Children who take part come up with their very own story and are led through the various stages of this process from brainstorming and coming up with ideas to character development and finally the body of the story itself. The workshops are led by third level student volunteer mentors from local universities and colleges (Mary I, LIT, UL and LCFE). Each child leaves with a published and fully illustrated copy of the book they created during the workshop. They are also provided with blank pages and are encouraged to carry on the story after they have left the workshop.

Key facts

328 children took part in Story Hub workshops in 2016.
A total of 28 individual books were published in 2016.
Story Hub- Improving literacy through creative writing
Final Product!
Story Hub- Improving literacy through creative writing
Working alongside Coop Students from UL, MIC and LIT developing stories and drawings


"The Story Hub really got my class involved in the creative process. They were improving their writing skills without even realizing it as they were having so much fun!" 4th class teacher.