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.


Linda Jaivin

We’re stoked to announce that our September Factory Talks will be with wonderful author Linda Jaivin! There’s not much she can’t write – her latest works include the novel The Empress Lover, the travel companion Beijing, and the Quarterly Essay Found In Translation: In Praise of a Plural World. She’ll be talking about all this […]


ABC Splash

September 4th, 2015

Last week Deputy Storyteller Matt and intrepid student Claire filmed a series of videos for our friends at ABC Splash on how to write a story. Not only is it an informative resource, it’s hilarious! You even get to see Matt smooshing a cupcake! You can check out the full series right here:!/digibook/2000107/how-to-build-stories


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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