What Matters? is an annual writing competition run by our friends at the Whitlam Institute. Inspired by Gough Whitlam’s commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia’s future, the competition is open every year to NSW, the ACT and Tasmania school students in years 5 to 12. Responding to the simple question ‘what […]
During November and into December 2016 author Tim Harris developed creative writing skills with young people aged between 10 and 14 at Auburn City Library. The sessions were totally booked out. In 2017 we are looking forward to being able to offer similar opportunities.
This November, BOSTES accredited professional development workshops for primary and secondary teachers!
Led by Award winning author, James Roy, this writing group provides an opportunity for writers in years 7-9 to focus and strengthen their creative skills. Booked out.
We recently spent two days with award winning author and Illustrator Judith Rossell, who took time out of her hectic schedule for our stellar storytelling and illustrating workshop at Penrith Regional Gallery. With perfect weather, a killer exhibition and a wondrous experience in a pop up planetarium, courtesy of Western Sydney University’s Penrith Observatory, imaginations were fired […]
Fiona Wright, Winnie Dunn and Maryam Azam – poetry from the West at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills.
With Felicity Castagna, this course is tailored to help HSC English Ext 2 students develop a distinctive Major Work. NSW Writers’ Centre: Sunday 30 October, 10am-4pm. Casula Powerhouse: Sunday 6 November, 10am-4pm. Cost: $55.
Applications open now for Toolkits: Creative Writing, a step-by-step online program with Felicity Castagna presented in partnership with Express Media
A pop up program of events for young writers!
Writing the Past Back to Life — a 2 day creative writing workshop with Pamela Freeman for kids aged 10-13 years!
Crestwood High School students feast on writing with steampunk author, Richard Harland!
Artist, illustrator and writer, Dub Leffler goes back to primary school!
A fresh pack of young Western Sydney and international spoken-wordsmiths set the mic alight with performances by a jaw-dropping line-up of Australian and US slam champions.
A free event of readings, discussion and open mic showcasing Western Sydney writers. Join us for a drink, a chat a listen, and bring your own material for open mic
This March saw Australia’s largest African festival, Africultures, bring the heart of Africa to Wyatt Park in Libcombe. For the eighth year running the Africultures Festival showcased the best of Australian/African communities with stalls representing 42 African nations alongside singers, dancers, writers and poets for a fun day that celebrated the rich African culture in […]
As they say all good things must come to an end, and so too The Treehouse Exhibition at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba.
Celebrated Australian poet Mark Tredinnick inspires students at Granville Boys High School.
WestWords is working on an amazing program of writing workshops around Western Sydney: whatever inspires you to write your own stories, we want to help!
The Parramatta Artists Studio Residency is a two week long initiative offered to a leading Australian children’s/young adult author or author/illustrator.
A special series of author events for kids who love stories and anyone who loves stories for kids!
Internationally recognised slam poet Miles Merrill recently completed a series of poetry workshops for senior students at Arthur Philip High School, Parramatta.
A one day workshop, with Elizabeth Honey, one of Australia’s most celebrated picture book author/illustrators, where participants created their own picture books .
Poetry Object was a special series of free workshops at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre that invited young writers to create poems inspired by objects that are special to them.