Dr Catherine Keenan

BA(Hons)(UWA), MStud(Oxf), DPhil(Oxf)

Honorary Associate


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

Building.Room: .

Professional biography


Catherine Keenan is executive director and co-founder of the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people in Redfern, Sydney. For a decade before that, she was an arts and features writer at the Sydney Morning Herald, and also worked as literary editor. She still freelances occasionally for a variety of publications. She is the 2016 Australian of the Year Local Hero, for her work with the Sydney Story Factory.



Professional and community roles

  • Executive Director, Sydney Story Factory