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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Fine Lines Wrap Up

October 13th, 2015

Last week saw some fierce bidding over some truly exquisite pieces of artwork for our Fine Lines art auction, and we’re very excited and incredibly grateful to announce the auction helped to raise $62,000 for the Sydney Story Factory, which will go towards our creative writing programs! An enormous thank you to everyone who bid, and lots […]

Blak Douglas, The Art of Eating, inspired by Chopsticks by 10-year-old Rock.

As of right now, Fine Lines is live online! Fine Lines is an exhibition and online auction of artworks inspired by poetry and song, and it’s our major biennial fundraising event. Over 40 of Australia’s leading artists have donated a work,  including this year’s Archibald Prize winner, Nigel Milsom, Locust Jones, Catherine Cassidy, James Powditch, Jason Benjamin, Bronwyn […]


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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