Writers Teaching Teachers Writing

Writers Teaching Teachers Writing is a special program that allows authors and educators to interact in a way that is meaningful and beneficial to students. The program has two parts, student workshops running over six-seven hours, and teacher workshops running over three hours. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work with a published author AND to provide teachers with the opportunity to build their own writing skills in a way that supports classroom teaching of creative writing.

Partner Author

Vivian Pham author of The Coconut Children

Vivian Pham is an Australian author, raised in south west Sydney. Her first book, The Coconut Children, published in 2020 by Vintage Australia, is set in 1990s Cabramatta. The novel won her recognition as one of The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists as well as the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Fiction, the Voss Literary Prize and the NSW Premier’s Prize for Multicultural Literature.

This was the perfect program. I’ve done a lot of other professional development that I haven’t found links with my practice…This was actually practical in that it was skills I do need as a teacher.

Teacher feedback

Working with an actual author clarifying ideas… I loved how it made me grow as a writer.

Student feedback

This special project was made possible thanks to the Gardos Family.

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Witnessed the incredible talent of @zeadalamusic at Story Factory's Parramatta Creative Circle last Friday! 🙌🏽🎤🎶 This singer-songwriter, rapper, and poet from South West Sydney blew us away with her mesmerising performance. Thank you Z for coming to Story Factory Parramatta to connect with and inspire our community of young creators.  The Creative Circle is a series of events run by @storyfactorypublishing bringing together experienced artists with early career writers to inspire young creators (aged 15-25). Events will run on selected Friday evenings at Story Factory Parramatta from April to September 2023. DM @storyfactorypublishing to learn more.  #Zeadala #ParramattaCreativeCircle #StoryFactory #SouthWestSydney #SingerSongwriter #Rapper #Poet #LivePerformance #CreativeProgram #FridayNightFun
Are you a parent or teacher of a young writer? ✍️ Have you ever wanted to see their work published in a real book? 📕  Story Factory is offering FREE creative writing workshops for students to help them write and publish stories on their own. Our after-school workshops are facilitated by experienced educators who are passionate about helping young people improve their literacy and storytelling skills. We'll also give them access to resources and support from professional writers to empower their creativity. 📝 📚  It's FREE and easy to sign up. Visit:  https://www.storyfactory.org.au/programs/after-school-holiday-programs/  We hope to see you soon!  #storyfactory #creativewriting #freeworkshop #publishing #westernsydney
WE’RE HIRING! We’re looking for an Aboriginal Engagement Manager to develop strong partnerships and understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Story Factory, to help improve outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in our programs.  If you’re passionate about improving writing skills and educational opportunities for Indigenous young people or know someone who would be perfect for this role, head to our website to learn more: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/about/work-with-us/  Artwork by Danielle Mate.  #sydneystoryfactory #nowhiring #jobopportunity #indigenousjobs #westernsydney
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