WestWords Western Sydney Writers’ Rooms
Western Sydney is a big place. And to provide pathways of opportunity for the development of the authentic and articulate voices from the region, writers need space to work and to feel themselves part of a supportive and well-resourced community. We recognise that need, and in response WestWords is proud to announce the launch of three new Writers’ Rooms spanning Western Sydney, located in Campbelltown (Wedderburn), Katoomba and Parramatta.
For less than a cup of coffee a day, Writers’ Room membership includes the benefits of:
- 24/7 access
- Dedicated space to write
- Free wi-fi
- A discounted rate for showcase events with guest writers and open mic sessions
- A discounted rate for writing workshops (held every 6-8 weeks)
- Similar privileges to workshops and events at the other writers’ rooms locations across Western Sydney
- Access to a closed social media group for members of the writers’ rooms across Western Sydney
- WestWords as a resource for accessing additional services including, for example, editorial and publication advice
Every 6-8 weeks each writers’ room will host a day-long workshop with an experienced writer. Cost per workshop is: Full day (6hr) $30 member, $50 for non-members; Half day (3hr) $22.50 member, $35 for non-members. You will need to book in for each event via the WestWords website.
Open to the general public, each event would showcase a guest writer with members and non-members invited to speak at an open mic session. Cost per session is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. You will need to book in for each event via the WestWords website.
TO BECOME A MEMBER
We are currently offering a limited earlybird special on membership, offering two months of membership at the rate of one month. You can select the date on which you want your membership to commence, and which writers’ room you want to become a member of on the top right of this page.
Regular prices are as follows:
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*weekly rate does not give discount rate privileges to events and workshops
Parramatta Writers’ Room at WestWords
Colocated with WestWords’ new Centre for Writing, these rooms are part of a new literary and cultural hub in the heart of Parramatta. The two writer’s rooms offer ample space and quiet in which to write and are fully equipped with high speed internet and a kitchenette (including an espresso machine!).
The Den 24/7 Katoomba Writers’ Room
Located in the basement of a private gallery, Gallery ONE88, on the main street of Katoomba, the launch will take place on December 16th at 6.30pm with readings and stories.
Campbelltown Writers’ Retreat at Wedderburn
Located 12km from Campbelltown CBD, the Campbelltown Writers’ Retreat is located in an old school in Wedderburn set in bushland. The retreat offers two peaceful and intimate rooms dedicated for writers to exercise their craft.
Campbelltown Writers’ Retreat at Wedderburn is in partnership with Campbelltown City Council. The Den 24/7, Katoomba is in partnership with GalleryONE88. The WestWords Western Sydney Writers’ Rooms project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.