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.
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.
We’ve been working in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia this term. Read all about how students are unpacking their creative processes with resident artists in our Unmapping project. If you’re an artist interested in getting involved, read on for more information.
Imagine if you didn’t have the writing skills and confidence necessary to do essential things like do well at school or successfully apply for a job. There are thousands of young people across Western Sydney for whom this is the reality. Will you help us turn things around for them, starting now?
Since late 2017, we've been working with students from 2 primary schools and 2 high schools to write cli-fi (climate fiction), imagining the types of challenges and obstacles the future might hold. The creative results have been astonishing!
In late May we're opening an exciting new creative writing centre in Parramatta. We need your help! Get involved and let's launch Sydney Story Factory Parramatta with a bang, and start opening up the future for thousands of Western Sydney young people.
Want to transform the life of a child or teenager by helping them discover the joy of writing? We're looking for new volunteers, especially for workshops in Western Sydney! Register now for information days in both Sydney and Parramatta coming up soon.
Teachers who have taken part in our NESA-endorsed professional development workshops tell us that they're implementing what they learned straight away and are seeing real improvements in the creative writing abilities of their students. That's awesome!
At the beginning of the year a group of brave young writers embarked on the Year of the Novella 2017. Their goal was to produce not just a fistful of poems, or a story, or a script but a fully realised novella. And they aced it!
In 2016-17 over 3,300 students wrote up a storm in our creative writing workshops. That includes 416 young people we got to know by setting up residencies in their schools, and the seven awesome teens from Youth Off The Streets who wrote protest poems that impressed our socks off. It was an amazing year!