A note from the Executive Director of WestWords

With the impact of COVID-19 reaching into every corner of our lives, the health and wellbeing of all the communities we work with WestWords remains our priority. In response we have cancelled all face-to-face activities, our physical office is now closed and we are embracing all that the digital world has to offer.

During these virulent times we will seek to support the continuing development of Western Sydney writers and writing as well the audiences for it. This means employment for writers as well as online out of school classes, workshops, masterclasses, writers’ groups, written and audio resources. It also means podcasts, online mentorships, author talks, interviews and readings. The virtual shift will take some days, but we have already started building the resources and the internal capabilities. (See below for what is already on offer)

I am reminded that in the face of adversity the world changes:
In 1665 Isaac Newton had to work from home when the University of Cambridge temporarily closed due to the Bubonic plague. It was the most productive period of his life, and he used that time to develop his theories on calculus, optics and gravity.

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

Please stay safe, well, taking care of your loved ones and finding time to read, to think and to write.

Michael Campbell
Executive Director: WestWords