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.


Radio Blah Blah

Radio Blah Blah

November 20th, 2015

On Tuesday December 1 we’re hosting our end-of-year celebration of student work at the beautiful Giant Dwarf Theatre. Radio Blah Blah is a collection of radio plays written by our students, and they’ll be performed live by both students and actors with live sound effects and image projections. It’s free and there’s a barbecue beforehand […]


Last night, I was thrilled and humbled to be named the 2016 NSW Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards. I was also extremely surprised, as my fellow nominees are an incredible bunch and would have been excellent winners. Huge congrats to Lana and Roger Borg (who are feeding the homeless near Penrith); […]


On Tuesday September 1 we held the launch of Whelp, a new student anthology. During that time some of our students hosted writing workshops and at the end of the night another student, Truly Defreitas, sat herself down and penned this gem in one quick burst. We were so impressed we wanted to share it […]


Last weekend, one of our students (13 years of age) went to her very first concert. To mark this momentous occasion, she wrote a live review for those of us who were unable to make it. We think you’ll agree we have a budding music journalist in our midst! OPETH (live at Enmore Theatre, May […]

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