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Win a Copy of The Sydney Story Factory’s Home: Mapping the Stories of Redfern

Read a patchwork memoir from a neighbourhood we call home.
By Jessica Surman
October 23, 2014
By Jessica Surman
October 23, 2014

"Home means different things to different people. But to everyone in this book, Home means Redfern." That's the premise of a new book, Home: Mapping the Stories of Redfern — the product of a community writing project about the Redfern area, run by the Sydney Story Factory throughout 2013 and 2014.

The Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people modelled on Dave Eggers' NY project 826 Valencia, asked Redfern residents — young and old, long-time locals and newcomers — to contribute. The result is a compilation of stories of love and loss, kindness and sadness, visits to the playground and abandoned pianos given one last lease of life as an accomplished musician happens to pass by and pick out a tune. It's not a history of the place or a document of Redfern in the present moment. It's a "patchwork memoir", a giving-back to the community who gave them their stories.

Get your own copy of Home at the Sydney Story Factory's Martian Embassy at 176 Redfern Street, Redfern, or online.

Thanks to the Sydney Story Factory, we have five copies of Home: Mapping the Stories of Redfern to give away. To be in the running, subscribe to the Concrete Playground newsletter and email us with your name and address.

Published on October 23, 2014 by Jessica Surman
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