On YouTube

Blake Poetry Prize

History of Sadness

History of Sadness

Louise Carter Blake Poetry Prize Highly Commended is Sydney-based poet and member of the Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney...

read more

Draw This

Draw This! ASKA draws ALICE

Draw This! ASKA draws ALICE

Aśka Is an energetic visual storyteller, comic maker and a science communicator who is a passionate advocate of visual literacy. She has...

read more

Living Stories Videos

Hemmingway’s Polydactyl Kitten Club

Mini Masterclasesses

LANGUAGE IN HISTORICAL FICTION

LANGUAGE IN HISTORICAL FICTION

Catherine Jinks This is a WestWords Mini-Masterclass podcast, reproduced for YouTube. In this episode, first published as a podcast in April 2020,...

read more

Poet’s Corner

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander is a Finnish-Australian poet, fiction writer, essayist, and independent scholar. She is the author of four books of poetry: Trigger...

read more
Brett Dionysius

Brett Dionysius

B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies,...

read more
Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile is a writer, student and spoken word poet based in the country of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, in Sydney. Hani was forced to...

read more

The Readings

The Coast

The Coast

Author: Eleanor Limprecht Alice is only nine years old in 1910 when she is sent to the feared Coast Hospital lazaret at Little Bay in Sydney, a...

read more
The Ozone Café

The Ozone Café

Author: Helen Hagemann The Ozone Café, a historical novel with three separate owners, is about the café’s demise through council corruption....

read more
Hip Hop & Hymns

Hip Hop & Hymns

Author: Mawunyo Gbogbo Mawunyo Gbogbo is a church-going African Australian girl growing up in the sleepy mining town of Muswellbrook, NSW. At home,...

read more

West Side Poetry Slam

Tom Kaldor ~ Monday 06 June

Tom Kaldor ~ Monday 06 June

West Side Poetry Slam – May 2022 feat. Tom Kaldor The West Side Poetry Slam is presented as a hybrid event at WestWords and via Zoom.Presented by...

read more

Writing Western Sydney: The Interviews