The Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize 2021 was a competition to showcase new writing from Western Sydney. Are we here yet? is the book containing all 67 winning and highly commended entries from across region – enjoy!
For three weeks in November 2021 Cherrybrook Technical High School’s entire Year 10 cohort of over 400 students had chance to work with twelve exceptional writers. This is what they wrote.
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For five sessions over three weeks award-winning writer James Roy worked with the Year 6 students at Bidwill Public School in the Mt Druitt area to assist them telling their stories – because kids love stories. We all do!
Celebrating the culmination of the first year of our African Australian Literature Development Program comes an anthology of their stories, insights and experiences.
From the crackling edge of Sydney’s north-west edge this publication proudly represents the dedication and creativity of The Ponds High School Creative Writers Guild.
The inaugural publication from WestWords LGBTQIA+ writers’ group.
At the beginning of this year, Inner Sydney High School opened its doors to a group of excited year seven students ready to begin their adventure into high school. The founding of the IN_SYD Writers Club was an important of the development of the school. Read their work here!
For one week in December Cherrybrook Technical High School’s entire Year 10 cohort of some 470 students had chance to work with twelve exceptional writers. This is what they wrote.
During Term 4, Stage 2 students and their teachers from St Nicholas of Myra, Penrith worked with writer Jodie McLeod and illustrator Eloise Short.
Over the course of three Fridays, in some of the most intense heat Katoomba has ever seen, the students of Katoomba High School worked with the fabulous Catherine Jinks, to create stories of place – places of the heart; of sadness, love, hope and joy.
Northreads Vol 2 is another anthology of short writings from Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School.
During Term 3, WestWords undertook a residency with Year 4 students and their teachers from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Glendenning. Undertaking the weekly workshops was the wonderful Amelia McInerney.
Congratulations to all winners and runners up of the 2019 competition. Click here to read all the successful submissions.
Word of Mouth is the culmination of a series of writing workshops where participants from refugee backgrounds developed their stories.
Peter Maple’s BEAST.BELLY.BEAST delves inside the minds of two ex-servicemen suffering the repercussions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The capacity to write well requires endless hours of practice and perseverance before it take even begins to take root. The students of Northmead have shown they are willing to begin this long progress.
Read the successful entries here now!
In 2016 WestWords ran the inaugural Landscape, Place and Me program.
Discover the rich history of Parramatta across the centuries, in this poetic journey through fifteen historic locations across the CBD. Download the app to your mobile device and start walking!
Take a look at our most recent anthology from Parramatta North Writers’ Club facilitated by Maryam Master and illustrated by Sadami Konchi.
Tell me more Tahmoor is the product of 6 months of work by some of Tahmoor Public School’s keenest young writers. Check out the Anthology illustrated by Tony Flowers!
Artist, illustrator and writer Dub Leffler spent a 6 week writing residency with stage 3 students from Hebersham Public School, and with illustrator Michel Streich created a wonderful anthology of their work.
Crestwood High students in year 9 feasted on a gothic treat when internationally bestselling steampunk author, Richard Harland, joined them for a 6 week in-school writers residency. This anthology is the result of their work together.
In the first half of 2016 Crestwood High students in year 10 worked with internationally bestselling steampunk author, Richard Harland, to create an anthology of dystopian stories set in and around Crestwood High.
The anthology A Different Simple is the culmination of a year long project where students from Granville Boys High School in Sydney’s West and Lightning Ridge Central School worked with multi-award winning writer James Roy. The work showcased in the book is the result of a week long writing camp in regional NSW where the two groups met for the first time.
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