SharingStories Publishing Program enables communities to edit and distribute bilingual, culturally rich digital multi-touch books, print books and resources relating to creative interpretations of cultural stories produced during SSF run programs.

The program commenced in 2009 with the ‘Sharing Our Stories’ 14-book print series with teachers resources developed by SharingStories’ Founder and CEO Liz Thompson. The series was winner of the 2009 Australian Award for Excellence and Best Teaching and Learning Package 2009. 

The first publication of multi-touch books are set for 2017 with a total 16 in production over the next three years. Multi-touch books will include bilingual functionality in both spoken and written form, Welcome to Country, interactive maps locating the stories and songs and additional buttons that give readers access to extra information. Phonetic guides, teacher resources and other exciting features will support capacity community capacity to use the multi-touch books as an important teaching and learning tool.

 

For more information please contact Taz Miller, Program Director.

taz@sharingstories.com.au / 0408115432

‘Pelican and Brolga’ animation sample from the Woonyoomboo multi-touch book produced by the Jarlmadangah Community and SharingStories Foundation. Woonyoomboo will be published in late 2017 with thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts.

This series of images illustrates aspects of the creative process and practice that took place during recent programs run with the Adnyamathanha community in the Northern Flinders Ranges and the Nyikina Mangala Community at Jarlmadangah in the Kimberley. These programs resulted in the transfer of multiple digital media skills and the translation of original print books, Yulu – The Kingfisher Man and Woonyoomboo – The Night Heron, into engaging interactive multi touch books filled with animations and soundscapes created by community participants.