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ABC News visits Story Factory Parramatta

ABC News visits Story Factory Parramatta

23 Oct 2018

When the first students came through the door at Story Factory Parramatta, ABC News was there to do a story. Watch the lovely segment by Kathleen Calderwood here.

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Why is it important for kids to write stories?

Why is it important for kids to write stories?

22 Oct 2018

Our Executive Director and Co-founder explores this issue in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Read her story here.

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And….we’re officially open!

And….we’re officially open!

21 Oct 2018

On Saturday morning, Mr Jihad Dib officially opened Story Factory in Parramatta!

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Story Factory on ABC News!

Story Factory on ABC News!

18 Oct 2018

Watch ABC News tonight at 7pm to see for yourself what happens at one of our creative writing workshops.

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Canterbury Boys High School wins Award for Sydney Story Factory Partnership!

Canterbury Boys High School wins Award for Sydney Story Factory Partnership!

30 Aug 2018

Our year-long in-school residency with Canterbury Boys High has been awarded a 2018 Secretary's Award for Outstanding School Initiative. We're so proud!

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Meet Natalie

Meet Natalie

09 Aug 2018

The very talented Natalie is our student of the month!

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Sydney Story Factory Parramatta – Opening September!

Sydney Story Factory Parramatta – Opening September!

13 Jul 2018

We’re counting down to the day when the doors to our exciting new Parramatta hub will swing open - and it’s coming very soon!

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Vote For Bilal!

Vote For Bilal!

19 Jun 2018

Help us support our Parramatta Storyteller-in-Chief, Bilal Hafda to become the Westfield Parramatta Local Hero 2018!!!

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UNMAPPING: Charting New Paths to Creativity

UNMAPPING: Charting New Paths to Creativity

04 Jun 2018

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.

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We need your help!

We need your help!

23 May 2018

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?

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Future Fictions and Future Leaders

Future Fictions and Future Leaders

17 May 2018

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!

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The evaluations are in: our programs make a tangible difference!

The evaluations are in: our programs make a tangible difference!

14 May 2018

In 2017, we engaged NSF Consulting to run independent evaluations of the impact of two of our programs on participating young people. And the results are very encouraging!

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The Next Chapter: Parramatta

The Next Chapter: Parramatta

09 Feb 2018

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.

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Congrats to Lilliarna – Blacktown Young Citizen of the Year!

Congrats to Lilliarna – Blacktown Young Citizen of the Year!

06 Feb 2018

Lilliarna worked with us last year to help kids from Willmot Public School write stories about their suburb. What an amazing award! We're so proud of you Lilliarna!

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Volunteer as a Writing Tutor and Change Young Lives

Volunteer as a Writing Tutor and Change Young Lives

29 Jan 2018

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.

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