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.


James Bradley

We’re excited to announce novelist, poet and writer James Bradley as our next Factory Talks guest on Wednesday February 18! He’ll be discussing his brand new book Clade, as well as signing copies courtesy of Oscar & Friends. It runs from 6pm-7pm and entry is free, but please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Selling Mars

Selling Mars!

January 23rd, 2015

Last term we ran a workshop to help our students write engaging and wonderful scripts. The results were spectacular, with one of the scripts gaining entry into the Short + Sweet Festival – in the adult category! The play Selling Mars, written by and starring Claire, Jarrah and Luka, is being performed this weekend at […]


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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