The WestWords Podcast
Where you will get fortnightly news, interviews and featurettes from WestWords.
Hosting the podcast is WestWords Blacktown and Blue Mountains Manager and award-winning author in his own right, James Roy.
Latest Podcast Episode
Happy 100th birthday to PD James, and happy 43rd birthday to the TRS-80 personal computer. We hear from WS writer and debut novelist, Jessie Tu. We launch the callout for the 2021 WestWords Fellows. In other news, the Pinerolo residency program is still accepting applications, and the Blacktown Mayoral Writing Prize is open.
Frida Kahlo. Running a writers’ group. Crime writing. News and opportunities. Harry Laing reads Rouse Hill Magic Lantern.
Happy birthday to one of the four great Japanese haikuists. A legend of the Australian picture book publishing world offers some sage advice to prospective PB writers. A couple of great opportunities for emerging writers and illustrators.
It’s the “angry episode”! Happy birthday to Alanis Morissette. Ali Whitelock talks about her found poem “this is coal don’t be afraid”. Deborah Abela talks about crankiness. A free book about… happiness! Plus a great opportunity to own a piece of Australian picture book history.
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It’s a Quote of the Day from Ms Bossypants herself. We chat with James Elazzi and Nardean about the Sydney Living Museum’s “A Thousand Words” project. Music from Nardean.