In partnership with Parramatta City Library, WestWords facilitates Story Room, a series of creative writing workshops for young people aged 9-12 years old taught by various authors throughout the year.

Story Room runs for five weeks and is dedicated to developing creative writing techniques. In the final week of the program, each child is given the opportunity to present their individual pieces of creative work to their parents and peers.

Story Room with Rawah Arja

When: Thursday 5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April – 4-5pm
Where: Epping Library Chambers Ct, Epping NSW 2121
Price: Free
Age: 9-11yo

Rawah Arja has been shortlisted for the Charlotte Waring Barton Award CBCA NSW and has been signed for her debut YA novel by Giramondo Publishing, to be released in 2020. She is a part of the literary organisation Finishing School-a collective of women writers with strong connections to Western Sydney. Rawah’s work has featured in the Arab-Australian-Other anthology by Picador, SBS Voices and the Sydney Writer’s Festival.



Story Room with Angela May George

When: Monday 9, 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April – 4-5pm
Where: Parramatta Library, 1-3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Price: Free
Age: 9-11yo

Angela May George is the author of CBCA shortlisted children’s book, OUT. In 2017 Angela won the Australian Family Therapist’s Association Book of the Year award for OUT.

Her debut novel, HOW I DIDN’T STRAIGHTEN MY HAIR was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Association award and a follow up novel will be released next year.



In partnership with Parramatta Libraries