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Here you will find an interactive blog where you can chat with of some really great writers and storytellers, hear what they have been up to and you can tell them about your stories. We have videos of some amazing writers reading from their latest books, writers and illustrators giving you in-depth tips and tricks for your writing and drawing, You can find out about competitions, read the work of other kids your age, there’s information about the after-school and holiday workshops we run. We have information for your parents about how they can use your Creative Kids voucher they receive from the NSW Government.
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This month’s guest blogger:
R.A. Spratt is a best-selling author and television writer. She is known for the Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and Nanny Piggins series of books.
R.A. Spratt has written for dozens of different television shows. In recent years she has specialised mainly in children’s animation, but she has also had extensive experience writing jokes, sketch comedy and political satire.
Her podcast ‘Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt’ was launched in February 2020 and now has a huge following from around the world.
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Watch and Listen
Elizabeth Stewart shows you how to draw a funny dinosaur!
James Foley shows you how to draw THOR!
Nat Amoore reads from The Right Way to Rock
Living Stories creative writing workshop with Adam Wallace
Show and Tell
Living Stories Writing Competition
Inspired In_Syd Stories
WestWords Mini Master Class
Creative Kids Program
Think It Up - Write It Down
WestWords is dedicated to celebrating and championing the stories of the people, places and cultures that comprise the heart of Western Sydney. We believe that there is nothing more powerful than being able to tell your story and for you to write the stories you want to tell. These skills are skills for life. WestWords assists through a comprehensive program of workshops, residencies, fellowships and support for writers. For more information: westwords.com.au