inventive words invent new worlds
Bristol Story Lab is a non-profit organisation based on existing projects in London (Ministry of Stories), Sydney (Sydney Story Factory), and the one that started it all: 826 Valencia in San Francisco.
Our aim is to unleash young people’s imaginations, and let their creativity lead them.
We do this through story writing workshops for 8-18 year olds, in which the participants take the lead. They tell us where the story is going, and where it ends. We’re there to encourage them, de-mystify the writing process and hopefully inspire them to continue writing once they leave.
Our workshops taken place from inside The Inventive Inventors’ Inventory, our laboratory of storytelling. At the moment the Inventory has no fixed address – The Inventor’s teleportation machine is on the blink and keeps porting us from place to place. Once this is fixed we hope to be based in Easton, Bristol, but for now keep your eyes on the website for updates on our temporary locations.
When you do find us, the only things you’ll need are your writing toolbox – imagination, words and enthusiasm. Our workshops are free of charge.
Inventive words can invent new worlds, the only limit is your imagination!
(Here’s author Dave Eggers explaining why and how he started 826 Valencia, the charity that’s inspired us)