The Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Redfern, Sydney.

Our volunteer tutors offer free help to write stories of all kinds, which we publish in as many ways as we can.


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Home is launched!

September 12th, 2014

What a wonderful night! Last Wednesday evening, September 10 2014, our year-long community writing project came to a spectacular conclusion as we launched our latest book, Home: Mapping the Stories of Redfern. Home is a collection of stories, memories, poems and anecdotes about living in the Redfern area now and in the past. There are […]


This morning we announced our Term 4 Holiday and After-School workshop program! You can find them all listed in our calendar on the site. To book, simply send an email through to We look forward to seeing you here next term!

Fred & Dave

On Wednesday September 3, our regular Free Writers Guild student Fred Bekker was personally invited by Dave Eggers to read this piece at Carriageworks during Dave’s sold-out talk for the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Fred conducted himself with great aplomb, dropping in jokes and reading like a pro. Here’s the story he read!   I’m not […]

The Selfish Giant

Book Title: The Selfish Giant Author: Oscar Wilde Publisher: Allen & Unwin ISBN: 978-1-742-376-509 Reviewed by: William (11) In a small civilised village there was a selfish giant. The village children would go and play in his gigantic garden but one day the giant caught them and since he was selfish he shooed all the children out. He also built […]

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