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Students Speak: Learning At Home

Students Speak: Learning At Home

09 Apr 2020

We asked some of our Year of Novella students to write for us what life is like now they are learning from home. We really have to hand it to...

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Goodbye Term One

Goodbye Term One

09 Apr 2020

Goodbye Term One, we barely knew you. The first term of 2020 will surely go down in history as one of the most disrupted terms that Australian students have ever...

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Tips from the Storytellers – writing at home

Tips from the Storytellers – writing at home

02 Apr 2020

We asked our storytellers for their top tips for parents and kids adjusting to learning at home. Their biggest tip? Take it easy on yourself! We’re all adjusting to this...

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Story Factory Program Adjustments for COVID-19

Story Factory Program Adjustments for COVID-19

17 Mar 2020

Because we, as always, want to prioritise the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, volunteers and all in the community, Story Factory has wound up delivery of Term One...

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The Coconut Children out now!

The Coconut Children out now!

04 Mar 2020

Vivian Pham’s debut novel of love, self-discovery and Western Sydney is out now and available from the Story Factory Bookshop. Grab your copy today in our Redfern centre or HERE.

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Announcing our Writers in Residence program

Announcing our Writers in Residence program

04 Mar 2020

We are thrilled to open the doors to Story Factory’s inaugural Writers in Residence Program. We are offering eight emerging to established writers a safe, inclusive place to write and...

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The Coconut Children, coming soon

The Coconut Children, coming soon

20 Feb 2020

Vivian Pham ‘Vivian shows a new Australia here, tied to her place and time but touching on universal themes of longing — and the alternately profound and ludicrous angst of...

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MEET NAFISA – VOLUNTEER PROFILE

MEET NAFISA – VOLUNTEER PROFILE

06 Feb 2020

Nafisa has worked in education for more than 30 years as a teacher and principal. She left her job, in India, five years ago and moved to Australia to support...

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How to get kids to love to write

How to get kids to love to write

30 Jan 2020

By Valerie Strauss for The Washington Post 7.1.2020 In 2002, the nationally renowned author Dave Eggers (“A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” “The Circle,” “What Can a Citizen Do?”) started a nonprofit...

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Meet Thuy, our new Volunteer Manager

Meet Thuy, our new Volunteer Manager

14 Jan 2020

To begin 2020 we are thrilled to welcome our new Volunteer Manager to Story Factory – Thuy. Thuy grew up in Cabramatta and always dreamed of living and working in...

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Literacy, Education and an Australian Crisis

Literacy, Education and an Australian Crisis

12 Dec 2019

The release recently of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) literacy and numeracy test results painted a less than ideal picture of Australian education standards. In fact, Australian students...

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We’re looking for a Volunteer Manager

We’re looking for a Volunteer Manager

22 Oct 2019

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to all that have applied and for those that have missed out please keep an eye out for potential roles in...

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Caoimhe Published in International Anthology

Caoimhe Published in International Anthology

30 Sep 2019

‘We Talk Project’ by Caoimhe Deering  First published in WHAT WE SEEK an anthology of 115 contributions from youth delegates at the International Congress of Youth Voices, published by McSweeney’s....

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Welcome to the CineVerse

Welcome to the CineVerse

25 Sep 2019

The CineVerse Project allows students to use the language of film and poetry to investigate things that matter to young people.

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Courtroom Slam is coming to Bankstown!

Courtroom Slam is coming to Bankstown!

05 Sep 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that in 2020 we’ll be partnering with Bankstown Youth Development Service and three Bankstown High Schools to run a major project centred on… the contentious theft of a lemon tree.

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