At the beginning of the year a group of brave young writers embarked on the Year of the Novella 2017. Their goal was to produce not just a fistful of poems, or a story, or a script but a fully realised novella. And they aced it!
Want to transform the life of a child or teenager by helping them discover the joy of writing? We're looking for new volunteers, especially for workshops in Western Sydney! Register now for information days in January and February 2018.
In 2016-17 over 3,300 students wrote up a storm in our creative writing workshops. That includes 416 young people we got to know by setting up residencies in their schools, and the seven awesome teens from Youth Off The Streets who wrote protest poems that impressed our socks off. It was an amazing year!
It's official. State of Mind, the book, is now launched! In Term 4 we've wrapped up what's been an absolutely amazing two year project with return visits to regional NSW and a big fat launch party in Fairfield. There were 6-word selfies. And doughnuts.
To start Term 4 we were invited to take part in a fantastic project in Mt Druitt, with students from Willmot Public School and Chifley College. The high school students became tutors for the primary school students - and the results were amazing.
In May 2018 we want to open a new creative writing centre in Parramatta. Will you help us bring our life-changing creative writing workshops to thousands more marginalised young people in Western Sydney?
In 2016 we travelled 3,000 kilometres to run writing workshops with 800+ teenage in 35 schools across New South Wales. And now.. the book! State of Mind is a simply awesome collection of poems, stories and memoirs from teens from all walks of life. Buy yours now!
You know how sometimes people are so smiley and happy, all of the time, that you wonder if there is a way to bottle up their personality and spread it across the globe to create world peace? That's how we feel about Xixi.
We were very honoured to have been offered a chance to help these fierce (both in intelligence and character) young people explore their world through rap and poetry, and we can't wait to work with them again.
We worked with a talented group of Year 10s from Canterbury Boys to write and capture this touching short film on the theme ‘Being Human’. We were proud as punch to see it screened at the ‘Being Human’ film festival at Canterbury Girls and it was a roaring success!
The Sydney Story Factory and the Museum of Contemporary Art are excited to announce a new collaborative workshop program - Unmapping: Charting New Paths to Creativity. SSF and MCA are seeking to appoint four artists to collaborate on a workshop program whichwill take place throughout 2017-2018.