LGBTQIA+ writing group

If you are a western Sydney writer who identifies as being part of the LGBTQIA+ community then come join us. We’ll be talking about the representation of LGBTQIA+ characters, writing about LGBTQIA+ characters and sharing writing of our own (if you feel up to it!). Overall, it is a place to be creative in a space where you know everyone around you gets what being queer means, no need for explanations!

Interested in joining WestWords’ Parramatta LGBTQIA+ writers’ group? Send your EOIs to now!

WestWords LGBTQIA+ writing group meets every second Wednesday, 6:30 pm at Parramatta Library 1/3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta. (Next meeting is on Wednesday 29 September 2021)

2021 Facilitator

Wilfred Roach

Wilfred loves Words, Writing and the deliciousness of Speech in all its forms. He loves Music and often knows the lyrics of songs he`s never heard before! He practices his craft through memoirs, blogging, poetry and public performances.

He has written the first volume of his memoir Black Gay & Underage ( available on Amazon) and has had his work published in the Anthology Living and Loving in Diversity published by Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC), Non-Fiction written pieces published on the Sydney School of Arts and Humanities available on their website,  poems published in a Chapbook A View From Pitt Street, Poems by members of Poetry at the Sydney Mechanics` School of Arts, and a commentary for the first collection of poems from Poet Gabrielle Journey Jones called Spoken Medicine. Wil has also appeared at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2015 and was a Co-Producer for the Festival of Unspoken Word (2018).







Tinsel, sparkles and excitement…
Announcing A Poetry Masterclass with Lou Garcia-Dolnik on Wednesday 27 October 2021 @ 6:30pm
Lou Garcia-Dolnik is a poet and editor working on unceded Gadigal land. Their writing has been awarded Second Prize in Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a place on the shortlist for the 2020 Blake and 2021 Val Vallis Awards, and an Academy of American Poets University Prize from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021. A poetry editor for Voiceworks and alumnus of the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writers Intensive, they are a 2020-21 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and Varuna Residential Fellow.
To register for the masterclass just email me (Chris) at If you don’t normally come along to the group, you are still welcome, the more the merrier.








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