$1,050
Fiona McFarlane Story Factory
Fiona McFarlane
$1,050
Story Factory
Fiona McFarlane
Fiona McFarlane

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997 days ago, Fiona created this page in support of Story Factory .

With the help of Pen to Paper Challenge 2016, Fiona gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 14 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $1,050.

My Story

I’ve joined the Sydney Story Factory’s Pen to Paper Challenge because I remember how, as a child, the world grew so much bigger every time I opened a book or heard someone say “once upon a time”. I remember making sense of the world through story, and making sense of myself through language. It felt (and continues to feel) like a necessary magic.

The Sydney Story Factory gives marginalised young people the opportunity to experience this necessary magic through amazing programs in creative writing and storytelling. And they do it all from Redfern, Sydney, in their headquarters that also double as a Martian Embassy. This space delights kids. In it, they’re luminous with joy and possibility.

Writing is generally a solitary task, but the Sydney Story Factory reminds me of the way communities can nourish writers. So I’ll spend the month of September writing a new short story, knowing that I’m part of a community of writers and readers of all ages. Everyone who sponsors me for the month will be supporting the kids who step into the Martian Embassy and find their world expanding.

Please help me support the Sydney Story Factory by giving whatever you can by using the ‘Give Now’ button.

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Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

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This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

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Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

Pentopaper logoset online01 2

This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

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