Stanhope Scribblers

A fun writers’ group for young people who are looking for inspiration and to improve their creative writing skills.

Facilitator: Barbara Politis
Barbara Politis is an emerging writer from Western Sydney. In addition to winning a number of award-winning short stories, Barbara has published one novel – “A Place Called Limbo” – and has had a second accepted for publication.

When: Saturdays 2-3pm
When: Dennis Johnson Library, Stanhope Gardens
Cost: Free
Email poeticbarb@gmail.com for any enquiries and to join. 13 yrs. and under


Award-winning writer and Creative Writing teacher, James Roy, is available for informal chat about all things writing.
No appointment necessary
Check-in with Library information desk staff

Max Webber Library, Blacktown
When: 1st Wednesday of every month

Dennis Johnson Stanhope Garden Library
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month

Mount Druitt Library
When: 3rd Wednesday of every month


Kids Holiday Illustration Workshop with Liz Anelli

Liz Anelli is an award winning illustrator and artist from Newcastle, and will be conducting school holiday illustration workshops in the Blacktown area on Tuesday 9 July. Contact James for more information – james@westwords.com.au or 0410 588 201.



When: Tuesday 9 July
Where: TBA
EOIs: Email james@westwords