All workshops are facilitated by our Story Factory Storytellers and provide a safe and supportive space where young people can develop ideas and write. Guided by  our expert staff, with support from their fellow writers, young people are empowered to  create an extended, exciting piece of writing.

We’re running in-person and online workshops during term on Monday – Thursday for both primary school and high school students.

Sign up to our free writing workshops using the links below or email us at students@storyfactory.org.au

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My Secret Pets

My Secret Pets

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Monday 29 Jul to Monday 16 Sep
  • 3.30pm – 5pm
  • Online
  • For primary school students, years 3-6

My Secret Pets – Monday (online)

What do your pets get up to when you’re not there? What adventures or do they have? Who do they meet? How can you find out?  In this playful workshop series, students are prompted to explore the secret life of pets, writing a variety of prose narrative pieces revealing what our little critters do to fill their time while humans are out, and pets are on their own.

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TV Pilot Season (In-person)

TV Pilot Season (In-person)

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Monday 29 Jul to Monday 16 Sep
  • 4.00pm-5.30pm
  • In-person at Story Factory Parramatta, 90 George St, Parramatta, Burramattagal Land, NSW 2150
  • For high school students, years 7-10

TV Pilot Season – Monday (in person)
Do you have a binge-worthy story for the screen? This workshop is for you! This term, we will be nurturing even the slightest idea for an original TV series and exploring what it could turn into (maybe something, maybe nothing—both are okay!). You’ll have guidance and community support every step of the way as you take the idea through each stage of development.

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Bad Guys (In-person)

Bad Guys (In-person)

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Tuesday 30 Jul to Tuesday 17 Sep
  • 4.00pm-5.30pm
  • In-person at Story Factory Parramatta, 90 George St, Parramatta, Burramattagal Land, NSW 2150
  • For primary school students, years 3-6

Bad Guys – Tuesday (in person)
In this workshop series, students will channel their most dastardly ideas by exploring character development and descriptive writing techniques, focusing on creating villains. We will explore a range of tools and techniques designed to help villains come alive on the page. At the end of the term, you’ll come away with a series of short texts and all the tools and inspiration you need to write your next wickedly delicious hit!

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TV Pilot Season (Online)

TV Pilot Season (Online)

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Tuesday 30 Jul to Tuesday 17 Sep
  • 3.30pm-5.00pm
  • Online
  • For high school students, years 7-10

TV Pilot Season – Tuesday (Online)
Do you have a binge-worthy story for the screen? This workshop is for you! This term, we will be nurturing even the slightest idea for an original TV series and exploring what it could turn into (maybe something, maybe nothing—both are okay!). You’ll have guidance and community support every step of the way as you take the idea through each stage of development.

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How to Be a Poet

How to Be a Poet

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Wednesday 31 Jul to Wednesday 18 Sep
  • 3.30pm-5.00pm
  • Online
  • For high school students, years 7-10

How to be a poet – Wednesday (online)
This workshop series hones in the nitty gritty of the how (and why!) of poetry. We break down the ‘mystery’ of creativity, exploring tangible, step-by-step processes to help young writers develop their own sense of poetic voice and style. We will explore mentor texts, ways to come up with ideas, how to avoid cliches and more, helping students develop their writing and literacy skills to express their ideas and find their creative voices.

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Bad Guys (Online)

Bad Guys (Online)

  • After-School Program – Term 3
  • Thursday 1 Aug to Thursday 19 Sep
  • 3.30pm-5.00pm
  • Online
  • For primary school students, years 3-6

Bad Guys – Thursday (Online)
In this workshop series, students will channel their most dastardly ideas by exploring character development and descriptive writing techniques, focusing on creating villains. We will explore a range of tools and techniques designed to help villains come alive on the page. At the end of the term, you’ll come away with a series of short texts and all the tools and inspiration you need to write your next wickedly delicious hit!

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Year of Poetry

Year of Poetry

  • Every Thursday of school term starting Thursday 8 February
  • 4.30pm-6pm
  • Story Factory Parramatta, 90 George St, Parramatta, Burramattagal Land, NSW 2150

Year of Poetry

Year of Poetry is one of our open programs for high school aged young people who love to write and want to stretch themselves creatively. In weekly writing workshops over the course of a year, students commit to writing a collection of poetry for professional publication at the end of the year.

Get in touch at students@storyfactory.org.au if you’re interested in taking part in 2024.

Year of the Novella

Year of the Novella

  • Every Wednesday of school term starting Wednesday 7 February
  • 4.30pm-6pm
  • Story Factory Parramatta, 90 George St, Parramatta, Burramattagal Land, NSW 2150

Year of the Novella

Year of the Novella is our open programs for High School aged young people who love to write and want to stretch themselves creatively. In weekly writing workshops in the course of a year, students commit to writing a novella for professional publication at the end of the year.

Get in touch at students@storyfactory.org.au if you’re interested in taking part in 2024.

The best thing about this program was honing my writing and interacting with people that love literature as much as I do.

Eve

Student