The African Australian Literature Development Program is a new initiative to support, develop, share and celebrate the richness of the stories of African Australians within the multi-cultural context of Western Sydney.

Run by WestWords and the African Australian Advocacy Centre, and supported by the Adès Family Foundation, the program aims, through stories, to create a bridge of understanding and empathy between communities and generations, create a sense of belonging and pride.

During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 we are seeking Expressions of Interest for people of all ages to come together and tell their stories.

We will be conducting online writing groups, led by professional writers to assist you to tell your stories and build your skills, the outcomes will include publications and, when things return to normal, events to celebrate them.

Initially we are looking to run groups over a three month period commencing in May.

Registrations now closed.



The African Australian Advocacy Centre (AAAC) is the new peak body representing the interests of African Australian Communities by providing innovative research, advocacy and policy outcomes in collaboration with academic institutions, government and non-government agencies be Australia’s platform and channel for African Australians to communicate their vision, their cultural diversity and heritage, their energy, and their entrepreneurial innovation from an African-Australian perspective. The leadership team represents more than 15 African Australian communities.


Program supported by The Adès Family Foundation