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An initiative of SWEATSHOP, WestWords and the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University, the Western Sydney Writers Group is an ensemble of emerging and established writers and artists from Western Sydney who collaborate on a range of literary projects and events and meet fortnightly to develop and critique new creative writing. These fortnightly workshops are held at the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown. If you would like to join the Western Sydney Writers contact SWEATSHOP.

SWEATSHOP is a literacy movement devoted to empowering marginalised communities in Western Sydney and broader Australia through creative and critical writing initiatives. SWEATSHOP is based at the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown Campus, as part of the Writing and Society Research Centre, and is run by a collective of culturally diverse Western Sydney arts practitioners and award-winning authors. The director is Michael Mohammed Ahmad, author of The Tribe (Giramondo, 2014).

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