August 29, 2014

What’s On

Start: August 29, 2014 11:31 am
End: August 29, 2014 11:31 am

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

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 with NCIE (week 7) – Booked Out

With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group of students will create a series of animated stories…and we’ll be collecting the stories for a screening later in the year. Details of the screening to come, but we’re pretty excited already!
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-6

Diabolical Dialogue (week 7)

HE SAID, SHE ASKED, IT GROWLED!
You’ve got a great plot, wonderful descriptions of the setting, some fabulous characters…but what do they say to each other?! Are they funny? Haughty? Irritating? How do you give their conversations a bit of spark? This script writing workshop will offer students the secrets of writing great dialogue.
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 5-7

Lions and Clowns and Octopi – Oh My! (week 7) – Booked Out

All you scurvy dogs prepare to enter the Big Top! We’ll write a travel journal, but not as you know it; part circus itinerary, part Captain’s log book. Prepare to adopt the identities of infamous circus performers and pirate Captains as we explore the world of the travelling circus and dive into life at sea.
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-6

The Big Weird Story Challenge (week 7) – Booked Out

Pretty simple, this is the workshop for all those people who “just want to write a story”. We’ll be creating a world and filling it with amazing characters, mind-bending events and unforgettable endings. Come along, bring your best tales and prepare to write until your fingers ache! Oh the joy of achy fingers…
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3 and above

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.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

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 with NCIE (final week) – Booked Out

With the help of artists, audio folk and awesome tutors, each group of students will create a series of animated stories…and we’ll be collecting the stories for a screening later in the year. Details of the screening to come, but we’re pretty excited already!
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-6

Diabolical Dialogue (final week)

HE SAID, SHE ASKED, IT GROWLED!
You’ve got a great plot, wonderful descriptions of the setting, some fabulous characters…but what do they say to each other?! Are they funny? Haughty? Irritating? How do you give their conversations a bit of spark? This script writing workshop will offer students the secrets of writing great dialogue.
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 5-7

Lions and Clowns and Octopi – Oh My! (final week) – Booked Out

All you scurvy dogs prepare to enter the Big Top! We’ll write a travel journal, but not as you know it; part circus itinerary, part Captain’s log book. Prepare to adopt the identities of infamous circus performers and pirate Captains as we explore the world of the travelling circus and dive into life at sea.
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-6

The Big Weird Story Challenge (final week) – Booked Out

Pretty simple, this is the workshop for all those people who “just want to write a story”. We’ll be creating a world and filling it with amazing characters, mind-bending events and unforgettable endings. Come along, bring your best tales and prepare to write until your fingers ache! Oh the joy of achy fingers…
3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3 and above

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

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.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

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.

Pet Quest

with Kate Boyle

Imagine you are a dog, cat, guinea pig or even a goldfish – you’re a member of the coolest family in the coolest street. You are their treasured pet, and you wake up one morning to find them gone! There’s only one thing to do – find them, and you’ll do whatever it takes! We’ll help intrepid pets find their families, and unravel the mystery as to why they were abandoned in the first place!

10am – 12pm * For students in grades 3 – 6

Book Of Beards

with Helen McNeill

Roald Dahl writes, “When a man grows hair all over his face it is impossible to tell what he really looks like. Perhaps that’s why he does it. He’d rather you didn’t know.” In this hairy workshop we’ll create a book of our own bearded characters and discover what they’re hiding within their bristles – pet worms, a second breakfast, or doorways to other dimensions?

10am – 12pm * For students grades 3 – 8

Plan Bee – A Day In The Life Of A Bee

with Aunty Uma

You won’t have to bee careful – this is a no stings attached writing workshop!
So buzz in to see, learn how to bee!
Don’t bee alone, bee a drone!
Bee cool out of school!
Give me five in the hive!
Royal jelly is better than telly!
Bee keen join the Queen!
And try some honey, it’s really really yummy.

1pm – 3pm * For students grades 3 – 7

Martian Catalogue

with Nina Cullen

What do Martians eat for breakfast, wash themselves with or wear to school? Help us create the Martian Catalogue; a crazy and comprehensive guide to all of Mars’ latest products and prices. Promoting inter-planetary understanding, the catalogue is also the go-to guide for any traveller who wants to snap up a Martian bargain.

10am – 12pm * For students in grades 3 – 6

Lost Islands

with Dorothy-Jane Daniels

Have you heard of the Lost Islands? Islands that mysteriously appear off the coast…then just as mysteriously disappear. Well we’re the lucky holders of a few choice artefacts and half destroyed maps; we need you to add the details. Help us fill in the blanks and write the stories of these marvellously strange islands.

1pm – 3pm * For students in grades 3 – 6

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

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.

Lost The Plot – with Emma MacTaggart

You read your first draft and you know there is something missing, but you can’t put your finger on it. Does that sound familiar? Story telling forever has been based around seven plots and understanding how each of them ‘work’ will give you a framework for success!

10am – 12pm * For students grades 3 – 8

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 1)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 1)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 1)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 1)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 2)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 2)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 2)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 2)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 3)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 3)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 3)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 3)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

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.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 4)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 4)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 4)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 4)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 5)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 5)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 5)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 5)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (week 6)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (week 6)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (week 6)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (week 6)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.

Verse The Verse (final week)

So you can’t write poetry? Don’t believe it! We bet you can, to prove it we’re inviting you to contribute a poem or four to our first poetry chapbook. We’re looking for everything from narrative poems to…you know those poems that are shaped like donkeys and trees…hmmmm…concrete poems! Rhymes optional.

3:30pm-4:30pm * Grades 3-8

Great Moments In Art History (final week)

We’re all for the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words and in this workshop we’ll do our best to find all one thousand of those elusive words. Students will explore a fantastic collection of unusual, thought-provoking  artworks and investigate the stories within and behind the pictures.

Creatures From Erth (final week)

We’re beside ourselves with excitement about this workshop! The amazing puppeteers from Erth will visit with with a collection of their fantastic puppet creations. There’ll be sea creatures, drop bears and other unusual beasts. Our job is to create a fictional documentary and encyclopaedia about these wonderful creatures.

Start Your Story With A BOOM! (final week)

…And then head to the editing room. During this workshop students will pitch their great ideas to a team of editors who will help turn your ideas into fantastic tales. Expect some real life word-wrestling and metaphor-muscling as you learn the secrets of ninja-precise editing in this workshop.

Free Writers Guild – Booked out

Attention all readers and writers Year 3-12!
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.