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Season 3, Episode 8

Season 3, Episode 8

Happy birthday to Robert Allen Zimmerman. We hear from the three top-placed poets in the 67th Blake Poetry Prize. Plus news from WestWords.

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Season 3, Episode 7

Season 3, Episode 7

Happy Mothers' Day! In recognition of mothers everywhere, we're recommending two wonderful and moving books about motherhood. Plus all the usual...

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Season 3, Episode 6

Season 3, Episode 6

It's ANZAC Day, and we discuss Catch-22, one of the great war novels. We hear from Hani Abdile, Somalian-Australian poet. Plus news and opportunities.

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Season 3, Episode 5

Season 3, Episode 5

Happy birthday to the Anne Statute, and to Anne Lamott, amongst others. We speak with the Auburn Poets & Writers. Various opportunities await.

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Season 3, Episode 4

Season 3, Episode 4

Happy birthday to Quentin Tarantino. Also announcing an exciting publishing opportunity, and a competition with real actual prizes! Plus we announce...

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Season 3, Episode 3

Season 3, Episode 3

In this fortnight's podcast, we discuss ways to help the flood-affected communities in our state's north-east, we share some thoughts about our...

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Season 3, Episode 2

Season 3, Episode 2

Happy birthday to Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange. Poet Ouyang Yu reads and discusses his poem Someone. Plus the latest news from...

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Season 3, Episode 1

Season 3, Episode 1

It's the first WestWords Podcast for 2022 -- welcome back! Today we wish a happy birthday to a writer whose books have sold over 300 million copies,...

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Season 2, Episode 19

Season 2, Episode 19

Happy birthday, William Blake. A big win at the 2021 WSABE awards for WestWords and our director. The WestWords-Varuna Residency wraps up.

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Season 2, Episode 18

Season 2, Episode 18

Happy birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson. We announce the winners and highly commended entries from the Fisher's Ghost Writing Prize. A reading from...

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Season 2, Episode 17

Season 2, Episode 17

Happy birthday to... the universe? Massive congratulations to a WestWords regular for a major award shortlisting. Plus we have a reading from Lisa...

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Season 2, Episode 16

Season 2, Episode 16

Happy birthday John Lennon. Jack Heath reads from his latest book. We talk Booktober, writing groups, and more.

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Season 2, Episode 15

Season 2, Episode 15

It's International Literacy Day! (At least, it was on Wednesday). Happy birthday to a musical legend. It's time to sign up for Booktober. Plus we...

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Season 2, Episode 14

Season 2, Episode 14

A recap on who we are and what we do at WestWords. Happy birthday to John Betjeman, British Poet Laureate and writer of the much-discussed poem...

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Season 2, Episode 13

Season 2, Episode 13

It's Groundhog Day... I mean, Lockdown 2.0! What a time to be alive! But seriously, what better time to start - or continue - that creative project?...

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Season 2, Episode 12

Season 2, Episode 12

WestWords is nominated for a massive award... twice! And again! Happy birthday to someone who is the answer to an oft-asked trivia question. Plus...

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Season 2, Episode 11

Season 2, Episode 11

Today it's a quote de jour that's over 2,000 years old, but that still strikes true today. Plus three tremendous opportunities for emerging...

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Season 2, Episode 9

Season 2, Episode 9

What's your favourite language-learning app? I bet it's not the same as our guest Gina's. One of those rarest of commodities - a job in the arts -...

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Season 2, Episode 7

Season 2, Episode 7

Happy birthday to Charles Azvanour. We announce the winners and highly-commended entries in the WestWords-WestLit Living Stories Writing Prize. Our...

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