$464.95
$500
Michéle Story Factory
Michéle
$464.95
$500
Story Factory
Michéle
Michéle

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1036 days ago, Michéle created this page in support of Story Factory .

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

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 10 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $464.95.

My Story

It’s official - I can stop traveling. I have found the best place on earth. And it's run by aliens.

Ok, not actual aliens, but by creatures just as wonderfully weird - children. And by those who forever aspire to be children - creatives. So where is this mysterious, magical place? Where most mysterious, magical things are - right before our eyes.

A small shop nestled between a series of offices, the Martian Embassy (known to earthlings as The Sydney Story Factory) is often overlooked by office goers (or mistaken for a coffee shop). But inside, only books are brewing, and while you won't find beans you can buy a can of 'human brains' for $3. Here, fantastic work happens outside 9-5. Success is measured in paperbacks, not paychecks. You can hold a conversation with your sandwich, pickles play the drums, and Trump is just a word that rhymes with 'jump'. Ideas flow freely, take many forms, and help shape futures.

The only real Challenge here is in protecting the most precious resource in the universe - curiosity - and giving kids AND adults the courage to stay curious. As first-timers nervously file into SSF, you feel the weight of reality dragging them down. “I’m not good at this,” “My teacher said I can’t spell,” “I have an idea, but it’s stupid” - every session begins the same. Self-deprecation starts early and is the kryptonite to creativity. But when encouraged to open their minds, these mini martians have a magical way of opening ours, and the SSF is made up of just that - open minds (and jarred brains ;). Unfortunately, those can't pay the bills, so let's pitch in to keep the lights on and the idea light bulbs shining bright.

I'm pledging my Pen to Paper Challenge to the one woman who, after 26 years, still tells me to chase my dreams. And since she's likely the only one reading this, thanks for keeping me weird, Mum. I love you!

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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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Team

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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