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    Professional Development Session with author Sally Murphy

    An afternoon with Sally Murphy     The Penrith, Mount Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarians Professional Learning Group, WestWords and Walker Books Australia take great pleasure in inviting you to meet author Sally Murphy. Sally is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, including CBC Honour Book Pearl Verses the World […]

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    Win a visit to your school by author Sally Murphy

    Roses are red…   But you won’t be if you enter our competition to host a visit by author Sally Murphy at your school. WestWords is partnering with Walker Books Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts to bring Sally to some very lucky schools in western Sydney. Sally is the award-winning author of […]

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    WestWords Young Writers’ Camp

    3 days of inspiring, creative activities for kids aged 9-13 The Annual WestWords Young Writers’ Camp will be held again this year at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest as part of their River to River exhibition program. Creative writing Join author and scriptwriter Stephen Measday and poet Deb Westbury on a 3 day […]

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    Write Out West Professional Development for Writers

    Emerging and established writers aged 16 years from Greater Western Sydney are invited to join us for a day of professional development and networking. The workshops are suitable for emerging writers looking for the opportunity to learn from experienced, published writers across a range of genres. Workshops will be offered in creative writing, poetry, journalism […]

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    Pacifia Navigation

    In 2013, WestWords delivered the Pacifica Navigation writing and illustration workshop project at Busby Public School in the Liverpool Local Government Area in South-Western Sydney. The project was a partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and was delivered by writer and performer Seini Taumoepeau (aka SistaNative). Ms Taumoepeau led a week-long series of writing workshops with children at Busby […]

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    Writing Pearlie: Gabrielle Wang’s Australian Girl

      Guest blogger Gabrielle Wang is the author of  many books for children and young adults. Here she writes for us about her latest books for the Our Australian Girl series. The Pearlie books are set in Darwin during World War II. GIVEAWAY! To win a copy of Meet Pearlie and 4 other Our Australian Girl […]

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    Blacktown Young Writers’ Groups Seeks New Members

    Our Blacktown Young Writers’ Group, which has been meeting since 2013, is seeking new members for 2014 and beyond. This unique group provides an opportunity for Western Sydney writers aged 14-18 years to intensely focus and strengthen their creative skills. The program includes weekly creative writing workshops, masterclasses with a range of writers for young […]

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    A Tinklerish Thing to Do

    We love the new series The Tinklers Three from Aussie author Meredith Badger—and we think you will, too! Meredith writes here about the Tinklerish things her young daughter does that inspires her to write about Mila, Marcus and Turtle Tinkler, three siblings from a circus family who experience the world a little differently from the […]

WestWords engages children and young people in Greater Western Sydney by encouraging an appreciation of story and storymaking in a variety of forms and by promoting the understanding of the importance of books in the lives of young people. WestWords is committed to providing an environment where the stories of the communities of Western Sydney and the places they come from are celebrated.
We believe that engagement with reading and writing allows young people to develop their imagination, hone their creative skills and give voice to their experiences.
Since 2007, WestWords has reached more than 4000 children and young adults through programs in schools, public libraries and cultural and community organisations.
WestWords is proudly supported by Arts NSW, Blacktown City Council and the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Professional Development Session with author Sally Murphy

An afternoon with Sally Murphy     The Penrith, Mount Druitt, Blacktown & Windsor Teacher Librarians Professional Learning Group, WestWords and Walker Books Australia take great pleasure in inviting you to meet author Sally Murphy. Sally is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, including CBC Honour Book Pearl Verses the World […]

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Win a visit to your school by author Sally Murphy

Roses are red…   But you won’t be if you enter our competition to host a visit by author Sally Murphy at your school. WestWords is partnering with Walker Books Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts to bring Sally to some very lucky schools in western Sydney. Sally is the award-winning author of […]

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WestWords Young Writers’ Camp

3 days of inspiring, creative activities for kids aged 9-13 The Annual WestWords Young Writers’ Camp will be held again this year at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest as part of their River to River exhibition program. Creative writing Join author and scriptwriter Stephen Measday and poet Deb Westbury on a 3 day […]