Limerick’s literary future is in great hands!
Story Hub is a creative writing workshop facilitated at the Learning Hub aimed at primary school students.
During 2015 over 20 schools and over 500 students visited our Story Hub to develop amazing characters, plot lines and finales.
Story Hub is all about encouraging students to explore their writing potential and works to build confidence in writing and imagining. At every workshop the characters, plot, setting and story are all original creations derived from the budding writers themselves.
The students work together in a safe and encouraging environment. Everybody’s ideas are listened to, and working together the students bring the story to a cliff hanger. From here the students are given the chance to put their own individual end to the story. Volunteers are on standby at all times to assist, if they are needed. We also have in house artistes extraordinaire who illustrate the incredible creations that are imagined every week at Story Hub as they come to life. Once completed the stories are inspected by our prudent editor in chief; Mr. Crabtree, and published at Story Hub Print Works.
Every student takes home their personalised book, complete with their own author’s credit and photo. We post out the books complete with illustrations to all our schools and some of the covers and illustrations are shown in this year’s Annual Report.
An after-school creative writing group is also in development with 8-12 year olds and we hope to grow this during 2016. Story Hub is also delivered entirely by amazing volunteers most of whom are from third level colleges in Limerick following bi-annual training by key Learning Hub staff.
While the students are individually writing the end to the story, the pages of the story they have written together are collated, printed, covered and bound with several blank pages at the end, so each child can write-up and illustrate the ending they have just written either at school or at home. Each student leaves the Story Hub with his or her own book. Hundreds of primary students have already taken part in this wonderful creative writing experience and it is something the Hub hope to bring to children all over Limerick and further afield in the coming academic year.
Most Recent books- Click the image to read!