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Tune into the official WestWords YouTube channel as we showcase the brilliant things that go on in the creative community of Western Sydney. Discover readings of well-known and winning writings, mini masterclasses, workshops, art tutorials, tips and tricks of the writing trade and more. 

Blake Poetry Prize

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Dave Drayton This elaborate and intelligently crafted poem oscillates between scherzo and seriousness. Every line is an anagram of the first (a...

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Don’t Call Us Dirty

Don’t Call Us Dirty

Lou Garcia-Dolnik This poem is ambitious and yet confessionally dense. Its mixture of registers is fresh and startling, as it switches between...

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Sweeter than Honey 

Sweeter than Honey 

Heather Ellyard A mad jubilant song of praise to life in an era of sadness. It contains spiritual images and Biblical references that resonate. It...

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Draw This

Living Stories Videos

Hemmingway’s Polydactyl Kitten Club

Mini Masterclasesses

I, MEMOIRIST

I, MEMOIRIST

Fiona Wright This is a WestWords Mini-Masterclass podcast, reproduced for YouTube. In this episode, first published as a podcast on 23 April 2020,...

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REALITY AS FANTASY

REALITY AS FANTASY

Isobelle Carmody This is a WestWords Mini-Masterclass podcast, reproduced for YouTube. In this episode, first published as a podcast on 27 October...

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Poet’s Corner

Heather Taylor-Johnson

Heather Taylor-Johnson

Heather Taylor Johnson is a multi-form writer living and working on Kaurna land near Port Adelaide. Her most recent poetry books are the verse novel...

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The Readings

An Ordinary Ecstasy

An Ordinary Ecstasy

Author: Luke Carmen The seven stories that make up An Ordinary Ecstasy explore the lives of people whose days are marked by anxiety and tenderness...

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West Side Poetry Slam

Writing Western Sydney: The Interviews

68th Blake Poetry Prize Launch

68th Blake Poetry Prize Launch

You are invited to attend the launch of the 68th Blake Prize on Saturday 18 May, 2 – 5pm where Mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun will be announcing the winners of the art and poetry prizes.

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