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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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    Way Out West

    WestWords is proud to partner with our friends at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on their fabulous Way Out West Festival for Children. The Festival program offers an amazing, inspiring and exciting range of activities and events for children aged up to 12 years of age. The 2014 Way Out West Festival for Children program includes a selection of […]

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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 […]

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    Nathan Luff’s Inspiring Life

    Nathan Luff is a self-described children’s author, playwright and hands-stander extraordinaire. We think we’ll be the judge of that last one, but we agree that he’s one of our favourite kids’ authors, PLUS he’s a friend and colleague of WestWords, as an arts worker here in western Sydney. We asked Nathan to tell us about […]

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    Family, Friends and Animal Adventures: Belinda Murrell

    We’re very pleased to welcome Belinda Murrell to the WestWords website, and to hear all about her latest books. We know the Lulu Bell books are going to be a big hit with younger readers who love animal stories, while Belinda’s middle grade novel The River Charm will appeal to fans of historical fiction and […]

  • AGNSW workshop “Busting to be Found” where students made a bust using nothing but found objects such as toilet rolls, coffee cups and plastic bags.

    FOUND: The Art of Recycling

    Here at WestWords we’re great believers in the way different art forms—writing, illustration, visual arts and crafts, photography and performance—can all come together in the most creative of ways. Often own workshop programs include storytelling through a whole range of art forms, and we’re very keen also on sustainability and encourage all of our presenters […]

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.

Pacifica Navigation sm

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 […]

WOW Festival slider

Way Out West

WestWords is proud to partner with our friends at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on their fabulous Way Out West Festival for Children. The Festival program offers an amazing, inspiring and exciting range of activities and events for children aged up to 12 years of age. The 2014 Way Out West Festival for Children program includes a selection of […]

OAG pearlie for blog

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 […]