'The Sydney Story Factory is a place for children to develop their love of words. Volunteer tutors offer free, one-on-one help with English homework and any writing project a child can imagine.
'The centre will be located in Redfern. Children arrive at the centre via a fantastical shop, and as they pass the tins of Mortal Terror and Dragon Harnesses in sizes small to extra-extra-large, everyday rules fall away. They enter a place where the imagination is without bounds, and the written word is more exhilarating than a narrow escape from the Boogie Man.'
Australian authors involved in the initial stages of the project include Kate Grenville, Peter FitzSimons, Malcolm Knox, Debra Adelaide, James Bradley and Markus Zusak.
Sources: Sydney Story Factory blogspot, http://sydneystoryfactory.blogspot.com/ Sighted: 28/02/2011
See also, Helen Pitt, 'Young Writers See the Light', Sydney Morning Herald (26-27 February 2011): 39