A Celebration of Writing


A note form executive director of WestWords

Jan – fires
Feb – floods
Mar – pandemic
What’s April going to bring? Maybe I should consult the Book of Job or the story of Prophet Ayyūb

At WestWords, the health and wellbeing of all the communities we work with is our priority. The escalating COVID-19 health crisis is both alarming and rapidly evolving. We have been carefully monitoring the situation and considering an appropriate response. In doing so we have been looking to the advice issued by the Australian Government Department of Health.

We have spoken to our partners, writers and facilitators and have made the decision to cancel/postpone our upcoming public programs and school residencies. This includes events this week and next:

  • WestSide Poetry Slam (Wed 18th Mar)
  • Celebration of Writing (Sat 21st Mar)
  • Poet’s Corner (Thurs 26th Mar)

At this stage we will continue our smaller workshops and writers’ groups where numbers are limited to 12 participants and where we can guarantee that Health Department guidelines can be followed – i.e. cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, asking people to wash hands before and after sessions, maintain social distancing of 1.5m, not to attend if they have flu/cold like symptoms.

This is a fluid situation, and we will update you via the website, via newsletter and social media if there are any changes.

If you have any questions please email us at admin@westwords.com.au

And if you are isolated at home, you could always write!

Michael Campbell
Executive Director: WestWords