Mankato | Janesville-Waldorf- Pemberton

Mission: Storytelling!

An in-person camp
Student voices empowered, uplifted, amplified

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to let the world know what YOU have to say! Create an original story through podcast, film, poetry, short story, novel, graphic novel, song lyrics or visual arts. Is there an issue that really matters to you? Use the power of story to make change!

Want to escape into a completely different world? Immerse yourself in the imagination of fellow creatives! 

 Be published! Produced!  Heard!

Have your work uplifted and amplified through: 

Voices Unleashed magazine

Pick up the Mic podcast 

Both Sides of the Camera mini doc

StoryArk Festival in Stillwater 


Connect, collaborate and create original podcast episodes


Produce original short films and tv episodes from script to screen

Literary Arts

Develop a short story, poem, song, memoir, graphic novel within a community of writers

The Details…

Free to students in MAPS, JWP districts only

July 25 – 28

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9th – 12th grades

This is a partnership with two school districts and available slots are allotted accordingly. Students from Mankato and JWP can register.

Camp will take place at Mankato East High School

All camp participants will also share their creative efforts live with students from all over Minnesota at the StoryArk Festival, an indoor-outdoor event on the terrace of the Stillwater Public Library held on August 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

You must register by July 25th.

Space is limited. First come first served. Transportation is available for those in need.

Email to find out how you can be involved.

StoryArk Festival

Celebrate student storytelling

NEW THIS YEAR! The Festival expands to be an indoor AND outdoor event! 

The StoryArk Festival celebrates student podcast, film, poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, music and visual art and showcases student stories in an engaging, high energy way.

An indoor/outdoor event hosted by Stillwater Public Library, youth from across Minnesota who participate in StoryArk programming share stories in multiple mediums to friends, family, neighbors and community members.

Stories, food, music – the Festival has it all!

All are welcome to experience the transformative power of youth storytelling to build empathy and understanding of the student experience. 

The Festival is free to all, but we always happily accept donations 🙂

Ready to join?

You must register by July 25th.

A Special Thanks to

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”