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.


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Radio With Pictures

October 28th, 2014

The Sydney Story Factory is proud to be running the Radio With Pictures project, a collection of audio-visual stories created through a unique collaboration between students from all over Sydney and a collection of wonderful volunteers. The finished product combines writing, illustration and performance allowing the stories to come to life on the screen. The […]

Radio with Pictures

It’s Monday, which means tonight is the World Premiere of our Radio with Pictures short films! It’s all happening at Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St in Redfern from 5:15pm-7pm and is completely free, but do let us know if you’re planning on coming. It’s a gorgeous marriage between our students’ writing and recording, and our […]

Fred & Dave

On Wednesday September 3, our regular Free Writers Guild student Fred Bekker was personally invited by Dave Eggers to read this piece at Carriageworks during Dave’s sold-out talk for the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Fred conducted himself with great aplomb, dropping in jokes and reading like a pro. Here’s the story he read!   I’m not […]

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 […]

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