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.


Cath Keenan

Last night our Executive Director Cath Keenan won the Westpac Community Leader Award (Board Member category)! Westpac’s Jason Yetton said, ““Good leaders are people who set out to make a difference and inspire other people to follow them. They are spearheads of change, dedicated to improving the lives of those most in need. They are […]

Thomas Keneally

We had to postpone one of Australia’s most eminent authors after he won yet another well-deserved award last month, but he’s booked in again for Tuesday November 18! Thomas Keneally is here to talk about his new book Australians: From Flappers To Vietnam, as well as his formidable canon of more than 50 other titles. There’ll be […]


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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