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The Story Machine -- Extended Residency

Our Story Machine Program is a whole-school, K-5 literacy program. We provide 3-week long literacy instruction workshops taught by literacy specialists with expertise in guiding students to hone their technical writing skills while letting their imagination flourish.  Stories Alive! publishes all complete, original student work (writing & illustrations) in a book made available in their school and local public library.  We also create a live show of original student work, developed and performed by professional actors and perform in the school day for the entire student body. Email for more information.  

The Story Machine -- One Day Workshop

Bring the magic of the Story Machine program to your school for a day. Our literacy experts will
spend the morning teaching hour long creative writing workshops in up to three classrooms. In
the afternoon, the whole school will be invited to watch an engaging semi-improvised
performance of a collection of stories written in the morning workshops. This is a great way to
experience the magic of Stories Alive without the budget and time commitments of our full
Story Machine program. The cost of this one-day program is $350 and a reduced rate may be
available on a case by case basis. Write to us at for more information!

Check out the amazing student writing, developed into Story Machine Program performances!

The Button Presser. Written by Zane, age 8. 

Elsa is so excited to do Stories Alive again and publish a book on her own, plus now her cousin wants to try Stories Alive. Thank you for all the support and encourage you give!

— Parent