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.


Alice Campion

On Tuesday we’re stoked to be hosting four of the five wonderful writers who comprise the pseudonym Alice Campion for our Factory Talks! They’re all members of a book club who thought, if Tolstoy can do it, so can we. What followed was a nearly unparalleled publishing frenzy to release their first novel The Painted […]

Debra Oswald

Next week we’re super excited to have the wonderful Debra Oswald here for our Factory Talks – not just because her new novel (and first for adults) Useful has just come out, not just because she writes for the acclaimed Australian television series Offspring, and not just because she’s renowned for her awesome young adult books; […]


Just in time for the weekend, here’s another Radio with Pictures piece from our amazing students; this film documents the great battle of Candyland! Story and recording by Anika, Piper and Tane. Illustrations by Erin Dullard. Inspired by the original Radio with Pictures (

Hallow-Green Festival

On Saturday November 1 we were invited to host a stall at the Green Square Markets’ Hallow-Green Festival. Young people came by and wrote short spooky tales in ‘zine format, and this is what came out of it! Today is Halloween. I am dressing up as a skeleton. I have the best costume! My mum […]

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