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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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Art Write Light: the second phase

Art Write Light: the second phase

30 Aug 2019

In the second phase of Art Write Light, our year-long collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre, we’re offering free poetry workshops to schools in Western Sydney

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Finally, poetic cures for what ails you.

Finally, poetic cures for what ails you.

29 Aug 2019

For thousands of years people have known about  the beneficial effects of reading and writing. That's why we created our new project, Prescription Poetry.

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Teacher Professional Learning at Westmead Public School

Teacher Professional Learning at Westmead Public School

29 Jul 2019

90 teachers, 3 Storytellers and 1 exciting Robot Birds workshop.

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Art Write Light: Our exciting new collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre

Art Write Light: Our exciting new collaboration with Bangarra Dance Theatre

03 Jul 2019

An exciting new 3 year program partnering with contemporary artists from different disciplines. First up, Kaine Sultan Babij from Bangarra Dance Theatre.

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Three Perspectives on NAIDOC Week Themes

Three Perspectives on NAIDOC Week Themes

27 Jun 2019

Year 12 students at Alexandria Park Community School worked with us to write personal responses to the 2019 NAIDOC Week themes of Truth, Voice and Treaty. Here we share three of them, by Intan, Reece and Siu.

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Our executive director receives an AM

Our executive director receives an AM

10 Jun 2019

Our incredible co-founder Cath Keenan has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia, General Division!

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Story Factory at ETA 2019 Conference

Story Factory at ETA 2019 Conference

03 Jun 2019

At this year’s ETA NSW Annual State Conference, Passion to Practice, four of our staff members gave presentations about how they had turned their passions - from scriptwriting to graphic design to pop stars - into engaging writing workshops for young people.

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