• Omar Musa

    Omar Musa is a poet, rapper and writer from Queanbeyan who has released both books and hip hop albums, and is a champion of numerous Poetry Grand Slams. His latest work is a mind bending poetic-novel called Here Come The Dogs, which Irvine Welsh described as having “such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction […]

  • Dave Eggers

    We are incredibly excited by the news that Dave Eggers – author, publisher, philanthropist, all round awesome dude – is coming to Sydney in September! He’ll be speaking at Carriageworks on September 3, in discussion with our own Catherine Keenan, about his many books, his publishing house McSweeney’s, and the 826 Valencia tutoring centres that […]

  • Maxine Beneba Clarke

    We are delighted that poet, essayist and fiction writer Maxine Beneba Clarke is our next guest at Factory Talks. Her short story collection Foreign Soil won the Victoria Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and she’s since been snapped up by Hachette with a memoir and novel on the way. The stories are garnering praise from many corners for their […]

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    Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at the Sydney Story Factory. Our small army of trained volunteers – nearly 700 of them – work with students one-on-one or in small groups, giving them the personal attention that transforms their writing skills and confidence. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with their tutor, young people discover that writing can be […]

  • Michael Robotham

    Do you have a taste for crime? The healthiest way to indulge it would be to come along to our next Factory Talks on Tuesday June 17, when best-selling crime author Michael Robotham will be visiting! He’ll be discussing his latest book, Life Or Death, a work inspired by a newspaper story from over 20 […]

  • Markus Zusah

    Failure. It’s the grit that creativity turns into a pearl. In his recent TEDx talk, the wonderful Markus Zusak – author of The Book Thief and Sydney Story Factory board member – explores the importance of failure to the writing process with his customary insight and elegance. As the wonderful Samuel Beckett said: “Fail again. […]

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