Stories 1001 is inspired by the folk tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights


"If you want to write your memoirs, the alternate Game of Thrones or the Misadventures of Miss X, these gatherings are for you." 




Stories 1001 

  • Story writing  
  • Story telling
  • Creative writing
  • Stories in literature & myth
  • Record community stories
  • Develops literacy, social inclusion & records unheard voices


Melbourne Victoria Australia | Tel 0431 101 187 | malcolmchashill@hotmailcom

Recent posts


Stories 1001 program for Brimbank Library After Dark program Vietnamese Gambling Harm group
• Dec 2020 - Ran four week stories program online as part of
Brimbank Library After Dark program (an alternative to
pokies in the evening)
• Because of this invited to run similar program for
Vietnamese gambling harm group in Jan 2021. Work
closely with library after dark coordinator to present online
• Received Project Brief
• Took part in Vietnamese Gambling Harm group meetings.
Introduce myself and story program to encourage
• Vietnamese translator and gambling harm coordinator
attended story program in December 2020
• Liaise with her re the Vietnamese group
• Advise re support for participants to attend
• Week 1
• Introduction – each other
• Introduction to story
• Emotion and story
• Ask the group what they are happy doing – writing? talking?
• Next lesson (in response to group)
• Provide powerpoint template of questions (prompts) in the
general shape of a story for group to refer to
• Sessions is recorded (audio) with group’s permission
• Translator and participants discuss questions
• Three sessions discussing gambling experience – from
beginning gambling to now
• Result 90 mins X 3 audio in Vietnamese
• Locate Vietnamese transcriber
• negotiate cost with Brimbank council
• Send files to transcriber
• Put Vietnamese text into google translate into English
• Keep encouraging / supporting storytellers to feel OK
discussing their experience (they are unsure about
appearing in public)
• Gambling harm group organise radio interview on SBS
radio and possible video to be used in online awareness
• Edited excerpts from discussion distributed to Vietnamese

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