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.


Oliver Mol

The next Factory Talks has been announced, and it’s the awesome Oliver Mol, author of the crazed biographical piece of artwork Lion Attack! He’ll be here on Tuesday July 21 from 6pm – as always it’s free entry, but please RSVP as places are limited. We hope to see you here! RSVP to We look […]

Helen & Yusran

Community Is Everything

June 13th, 2015

Last night Helen and Lorena spent some time at the Redfern Community Centre to be part of Amnesty Redfern Action Group’s Community Is Everything Launch. They were collating a community-collaborated poem on Twitter, with visitors adding a short line throughout the night. Here is the heartfelt result! Community gathers together. Sunset stars kids on the […]


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 […]


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 (

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