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(Victoria, BC – 1 November 2007) Is the child in your life bursting with stories and creativity? If so, is bringing its Story Laboratory program, a unique book-building workshop designed for kids, to the Wordstock Festival on November 10-11, located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Manned by staff, the Story Laboratory sessions help children put their stories on to paper and then create their own book.

The workshop is open to all youngsters from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The Story Laboratory usually attracts children between the ages of eight and 12, but any child can attend.

The Story Laboratory, can be found at the center of the Children's Corner., the Victoria B.C. based online marketplace for new and used books, supplies all required materials for the creation of a literary masterpiece. launched the program last year with frequent book-building workshops at public libraries around Victoria, and it also appeared at the Vancouver International Writers Festival last month. Story Laboratory’s appearance at Wordstock is its first appearance in the US.

More details and examples of books built from scratch at a recent event can be found at

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