In a Flash

Stages 2-5

Term 3 and 4

One-off workshop (2 hours)

This project aims to encourage the appreciation of quality Australian literature, and to promote creativity in young writers and the wider population. Participating schools will take part in a unique two hour Story Factory workshop which makes use of a range of writing from both emerging and established Australian authors as inspiration. Story Factory has developed a series of writing prompts and provocations which will support and encourage students to write across a range of forms such as fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

During the workshop students will be introduced to model texts, discuss important features then create their own pieces of writing inspired by the source material. Over the course of the two hour workshop students will engage with fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

In addition to offering these workshops to selected schools, Story Factory will also share the writing prompts with the general public and a group of established authors. A selection of writing from all three of these groups - students, the public and published authors - will be published on the Story Factory website. This workshop provides students with a genuine opportunity to be published alongside respected authors and adult writers.

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Thank you Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales and the amazing Chatter community!  Proceeds from your ticket purchases from the Friday and Saturday of the Chat 10, Looks 3 Sydney live shows will support amazing young people in Western Sydney to write brighter futures in our fun and engaging creative writing workshops, building confidence and literacy at a critical time. Thank you!  đź“· Jacquie Manning
We are thrilled to welcome our new deputy chair, Ali Green, and our new chair, Gemma Salteri!  Our founding chair, Michael Gonski, is stepping down at the end of this month and from the bottom our hearts we want to acknowledge his amazing contribution to Story Factory over the last 10 years. We wouldn’t be where we are without him – thank you.  Ali is co-founder and CEO of Pantera Press, a leading independent publisher, who was named one of Australia’s 100 most influential women by the The Australian Financial Review and was a 2019 and 2020 Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Gemma was Philanthropy Australia’s Emerging Philanthropist of the Year in 2016. She is Executive Director of the CAGES Foundation, which won Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Indigenous Philanthropy Award last year.  We know Story Factory is in very safe hands, and thank Ali and Gemma sincerely for taking on these roles.
Last year, we worked with more than 7,000 young people in Western Sydney, helping them to find and share their voices and keeping them engaged in writing and learning.  This year we want to reach even more! Donate now to our Writing Brighter Futures Appeal to help us reach an additional 1,000 more young people in Western Sydney through our life-changing creative writing programs.  Donate now via the link in our bio.
Did you know that you can now buy some Story Factory publications in select bookstores? Head down to @betterreadbookshop this weekend and grab a copy of our wonderful publication Marvellous Birds! It's the perfect gift for a young (or grown up) person in your life!