#566 Platform: Story Factory

Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing center that engages hundreds of young people in under-resourced communities across Sydney and NSW every year. 

They are a champion for young writers and as a program that values emerging audio creators, we are so excited about this partnership! 

In this episode, you’ll hear an eclectic mix of prose and poetry – from love-song mashups to tender reflections on personal identity. From tales of the sparkling vista of Rio de Janeiro, to the buzzing LED-lights of nightclub bathrooms.

The readings took place at Story Factory Parramatta in October 2023.

This episode features the following stories and voices:

Antoinette Luu – “Dinner Talk”

Hayden Field – “Consumed” 

Christos Floratos –  ‘Body of Water’ and ‘Kookaburras’

Aamina Musthafa – “Let Me Be”

Saarah Gierdien – “Love songs”

Israa Merhi – “Generational Ingredients”

Annabella Luu – “After Sounds”

Bea – “DJs had us falling”

Atoc Malou – “Rio de Janeiro”

Isaiah T Soares – “Cabramatta House”

Interview with Richard Short – Storyteller-In-Chief, Story Factory

Thank you to Story Factory and congratulations to the truly wonderful storytellers published in Platform. 

You can find even more writings from young artists and get involved with Story Factory programs, at www.storyfactory.org.au

A copy of ‘Platform’ can be purchased here

All The Best Credits

Recordist: Lana Lusina

Mix & Compile by: Sebastien Fijac 

Production Manager: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash