April 21, 2014

What’s On

Start: April 21, 2014 5:03 pm
End: April 21, 2014 5:03 pm

It’s A Disaster! (final week)

We need your help…to write a disastrous radio play – a play to be performed by professional actors at the Sydney Writers Festival! Over three weeks we’ll devise a disaster, write dialogue, plan sound effects and hear from radio play experts!
10am-12:30pm, students aged 8-15

Engaging Disengaged Students with Catherine Nash

How do you engage disinterested students? What do you do when you’re pulling out your best material, and the kid in front of you is just yawning? Here’s your chance to unpack the reasons children withdraw from learning, and pick up some practical tips on how best to deal with that situation. Join us for an interactive workshop led by Catherine Nash, an SSF volunteer and a primary trained teacher who morphed into a writing specialist during her time in New York. She worked within a public charter school network training and coaching writing teachers, and has seen her fair share of hard-to-impress students.

1-2pm Tuesday 29th April and 6-7pm Wednesday 30th April, at the SSF. Free but book your place by emailing info@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Places are limited!

Engaging Disengaged Students with Catherine Nash

How do you engage disinterested students? What do you do when you’re pulling out your best material, and the kid in front of you is just yawning? Here’s your chance to unpack the reasons children withdraw from learning, and pick up some practical tips on how best to deal with that situation. Join us for an interactive workshop led by Catherine Nash, an SSF volunteer and a primary trained teacher who morphed into a writing specialist during her time in New York. She worked within a public charter school network training and coaching writing teachers, and has seen her fair share of hard-to-impress students.

1-2pm Tuesday 29th April and 6-7pm Wednesday 30th April, at the SSF. Free but book your place by emailing info@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Places are limited!

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Volunteer interview and orientation

Before tutoring at the Sydney Story Factory, all volunteers need to be interviewed and attend an orientation session. The interviews take approximately 15 minutes and you’ll be given a slot between 9am and noon. Then you can come to training between 12.30-3pm, where we run through how tutoring works and give you some tips on how to do it.
To sign up for the session today or another day soon, click here.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 1) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 1) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 1) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 1) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 2) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 2) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Factory Talks – with Fiona McFarlane!

We are thrilled to introduce our Factory Talks series. Once a month, an author will come by to talk about their work in a salon-style setting. You’ll be able to ask questions, and stay afterwards to discuss the book over wine and cheese with your fellow volunteers. Our favourite bookseller, Oscar & Friends, will be on hand so you can buy your own copy, and get the author to sign it too. The talks are free, and open to all volunteers and their friends.

RSVP to info@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. We look forward to seeing you there!

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 2) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Mook Club

May selection: We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

A small book club variation that focuses solely on books that have been turned into movies is bringing its meets to the Martian Embassy and you’re all invited! The idea is that you read the book during the month, then at the meet we all watch the film together and discuss both mediums. Past books have included Picnic At Hanging Rock, Where The Wild Things Are, Fight Club and more. Warning: copious snacks are consumed and excited exclamations and impromptu discussions are often made during the films. If you’d like to stay up to date with Mook Club happenings you can join the Facebook group.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 2) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 3) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 3) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 3) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 3) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Exquisite Genre at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

Over four one-hour sessions participants will race against the clock to create a collection of collaborative genre stories. Each session will develop the scenarios created by previous groups and the complete stories will be posted on the Sydney Writers’ Festival blog for all to read. Sydney Story Factory tutors will guide young writers (10-14 years) through the perils of collaborative fiction and assist as they fill their stories with characters and calamities.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 4) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 4) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 4) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 4) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 5) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 5) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 5) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 5) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (week 6) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 6) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 6) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (week 6) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Quarantine: Letters From The Hall (final week) – Booked Out

Oh my gosh, your school has been quarantined! And did we mention mobile phones have stopped working? We’re not sure how this happened but for the next seven weeks your only communication with the outside world will be letters. In these workshops we’ll create the characters and write letters describing all the ups and downs of this strange never-ending sleep over.

3:30pm-4:30pm, students in grades 5-8

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids week 7) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory week 7) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Welcome To Fear City! (final week) – Booked Out

Meet Mister Ronald Tetraphobia and Eleanor Mottephobia! They’ll be your guides to Fear City, a place where all the residents have very particular phobias. Over the term students will create a map of the city, get to know their characters and write short stories about all the happenings in Fear City.
3:30-4:30pm, students in grades 3-7

Free Writers Guild

Attention Year 12 who are working on creative writing around Belonging!
Attention all readers and writers Year 4-12!
Sundays at SSF the FWG ( Free Writers Guild) meet between 10 and 12 noon to write.
Some of us have an idea and work on a long piece over a month, others work with a trigger to complete a story, poem, or dramatic monologue over a few weeks.
Your first readers; our dedicated tutors will help you develop and refine your work and share their extensive writing tools.

Radio With Pictures (Kool Kids final week) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.

Radio With Pictures (The Factory final week) – Booked Out

Over the next six months we’ll be working with various primary and high-school groups on Radio with Pictures. With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group will create a series of animated stories to be shown at a screening later in the year.