Illustrators in Residence Applications are now open for the annual Illustrators Residency! WestWords & Pinerolo will once again be partnering to offer one emerging children’s book illustrator a week in residence at Pinerolo: The Children’s Book Cottage at Blackheath, in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The residency aims to extend illustrators’ knowledge of picture book creation and design, the process of […]

   COMPETITION 1-28 APRIL In celebration of Youth Week 2019 WestWords and Parramatta Libraries have partnered to bring to you the Youth Write writing competition! Are you 12-25 years? Write a 400-600 word opinion piece on one of the following topics: Gender Equality Mental Health Social Media Click her for Youth Write Entry Form Competition […]

View the published book   Raw, bold, and Experimental. Dramatic and Darkly Humorous. Peter Maple’s BEAST.BELLY.BEAST delves inside the minds of two ex-servicemen suffering the repercussions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Examining the effects of War on (Australia’s) returned servicemen, specifically the flow on effect of inter-generational trauma, BEAST.BELLY.BEAST presents the often fracturing and destructive […]

Postcard Stories of Affordable Housing In 2018 WestWords was approached by CAPAH: Citizens Action Penrith Affordable Housing to work with them so that they can write their stories. These people are experiencing difficulty being able to put a roof over their and their families heads.  They are resilient and hard working – and their stories […]