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    Silent Auction: Spring into Stories

    UPDATED AND FINAL LIST! Check out the amazing items up for grabs at the silent auction at Spring into Stories this coming Sunday, 19 October. All items will have a minimum bid, but there’s something for everyone, including book packs, high quality prints of children’s book illustrations, author talks for your school and more. But […]

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    Spring Into Stories

    As new life returns to the Mountains after last year’s fires, and with the advent of Spring, join us to share stories with some of Australia’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators. Storytelling by participating authors and local Aboriginal storyteller Lex Dadd, lucky door prizes and silent auction of books, artworks, school visits and other items […]

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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 […]

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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Silent Auction: Spring into Stories

UPDATED AND FINAL LIST! Check out the amazing items up for grabs at the silent auction at Spring into Stories this coming Sunday, 19 October. All items will have a minimum bid, but there’s something for everyone, including book packs, high quality prints of children’s book illustrations, author talks for your school and more. But […]

WESTWORDS BUSHFIRE FLYER A5

Spring Into Stories

As new life returns to the Mountains after last year’s fires, and with the advent of Spring, join us to share stories with some of Australia’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators. Storytelling by participating authors and local Aboriginal storyteller Lex Dadd, lucky door prizes and silent auction of books, artworks, school visits and other items […]