After-School & Holiday Programs

Our after school online writing workshops are a free online space where young people can write, create and dream big.

All workshops are facilitated by our Story Factory Storytellers and are designed to support writing, development of ideas, and for young people to access support in creating a piece of writing from both professional writers and your fellow students.

Term 4, 2021 Programs – Now All Online

We’re running online workshops during term on Monday – Thursday for both primary school and high school students. We also offer holiday workshops options in the September school holidays.

Check out the options and apply using the button below.


Primary School

Thursday 30 September



We have created a new robot, called ChatBot 3000, so we always have someone to chat with. Unfortunately, Chatty isn't that great at conversation. So we’ll practice some conversational responses with Chatty and see if we can improve his programming...

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Creature Feature

High School

Wednesday 29 September



Come and develop a short piece of prose poetry in the horror genre that depicts an encounter with an alien invasion! Apply Now

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Just Add Ink

Grades 3-6 (primary school)

Program runs 11 October – 6 December

Mondays, 3:30-5pm


Creative writing workshops for Primary students, Years 3-6. This workshop is for everyone interested in becoming a better writer, telling stories, and sharing them with more people!

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Control Alt. Edit

Grades 7-12 (high school)

Program runs 12 October – 7 December

Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm


Control Alt. Edit is designed to support the development of ideas and writing. Young people will create a piece of writing with encouragement from our Storytellers and fellow students. If you’re feeling stuck with your writing, or you’re...

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This is Canon

High School

13 October - 8 December

Wednesdays 3.30 - 5pm


When we write creatively, we invent entire universes. Whether in a poem or a short story, writers need to know how to make their writing believable. In this workshop, we practice making writing that feels genuine, inspired, and exciting. Join...

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Unreal Writers

Years 3 - 6

From 14 October - 9 December

Thursdays 3.30 - 5pm


We are always amazed at how unreal the writers we work with are, so we made this program just for them! If you are in primary school, and want to get better at creative writing, join this class! We're here...

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Year of Poetry and Year of the Novella

High School Students

Year of the Novella; and Year of Poetry; are 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...

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Factory Feedback

Young writers (aged 7-17)

Story Factory is seeking young writers (aged 7-17) who love writing and have something to say to submit their writing for publication for our newest program – Factory Feedback. This program is designed to support, champion and amplify the voices of...

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