Clear your diaries, mark your calendars and get ready because this September we’ll finally be swinging open the doors at Sydney Story Factory Parramatta!
Renovations are finally under way at our brand new creative writing hub at 88-90 George Street, right at the heart of downtown Parramatta.
To give everyone a taste of what’s to come we’ve plastered the windows with some amazing writing from Western Sydney young people.
Next our internal refit begins in earnest - we’re building new walls, knocking down some old ones, and turning this amazing old building, already bursting at the seams with hundreds of stories of its own, into a super ultra dream lab the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
While we’re making sure our new home is ship-shape in time for launch, our dedicated and resourceful storytelling team are already in action, delivering fabulously creative writing workshops for children and teenagers all over Western Sydney.
Taking our programs on the road, our team have already rolled out workshops in schools and community organisations in Liverpool, Belmore, Mount Druitt, Campbelltown, Ambarvale, Rosemeadow, Canterbury, Punchbowl, Parramatta, Guildford and many more! In the first term of 2018 we worked with 399 children and teenagers, and delivered over 2,188 hours of inspiring, imaginative, original pen-to-paper creative writing time.
Imagine what we’ll be able to achieve when we’re delivering programs on-site at our new Parramatta home as well!
You can read more about our exciting work - including why we’re expanding in Western Sydney and how we work - here.
Want to help us change young lives in your community? Find out about becoming a volunteer writing tutor and sign up for our next orientation and training day here.
Want to help but don’t have time to volunteer? Please consider making a donation - every single dollar makes a huge difference. Visit our donation page here.