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.


Omar Musa

Factory Talks: Omar Musa

July 21st, 2014

Omar Musa is a poet, rapper and writer from Queanbeyan who has released both books and hip hop albums, and is a champion of numerous Poetry Grand Slams. His latest work is a mind bending poetic-novel called Here Come The Dogs, which Irvine Welsh described as having “such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction […]

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers Visit!

July 21st, 2014

We are incredibly excited by the news that Dave Eggers – author, publisher, philanthropist, all round awesome dude – is coming to Sydney in September! He’ll be speaking at Carriageworks on September 3, in discussion with our own Catherine Keenan, about his many books, his publishing house McSweeney’s, and the 826 Valencia tutoring centres that […]

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 […]

A Bee in Ben's Bonnet

Book Title: A Bee in Ben’s Bonnet Author: Ferg McKinnon & Kim Gamble Publisher: Random House ISBN: 978-1-740-517-225 RRP: $11.95 Reviewed by: Jaidan (8) A Bee in Ben’s Bonnet is about a boy called Ben, he has a large family in a very large house and it’s Ben’s birthday but everyone’s busy. It has lots of sayings which makes the book […]

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