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The Clubhouse

Welcome! Glad you’ve found us.

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.

The Clubhouse awaits – just keep scrolling or click on the blobs above.



Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize 2021

Presented by WestWords and WestLit Libraries

The Living Stories Western Sydney Writing Prize is a writing competition for residents of Western Sydney, with an overall prize pool of over $10,000. This is your opportunity to tell your Western Sydney story, responding to the theme ARE WE HERE YET? Your poem, story or personal essay will be judged locally, with category winners going on to vie for the overall prize. We are also offering workshops both in person and online to get you started. For more information click here.

Categories are 10 – 12 years; 13 – 15 years; 16 – 18 years; and adults (18+). Entries close midnight, Sunday 2nd May 2021, and can only be submitted online by going to

For more information, please contact WestWords on 1800 WESTWORDS or by email:

The Blog

This month’s guest blogger:

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the bestselling author of several laugh-out-loud series for kids, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings. A former primary school teacher of 15 years, Tim fills his stories with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination, and he’s here all month to share his knowledge and talk all things writing. He’s also keen to take questions, so ask away!

Website: http://timharrisbooks
Instagram: @timharrisbooks/

The Power of Setting

The Power of Setting

Hi WestWorders, One of my favourite books is The Loner by Ester Wier. There is a terrifying scene where the...

Plotting v Pantsing

Plotting v Pantsing

Hi WestWorders, Are you a plotter or a pantser? I’m a plotter. By this, I mean that I like to plot my...


Watch and Listen

Deb Abela reads from The Final Storm

Oliver Phommavanh reads from Brain Freeze

Living Stories creative writing workshop with Adam Wallace

Living Stories poetry workshop with Harry Laing

Show and Tell

WestWords Mini Master Class

Living Stories Writing Competition

Inspired In_Syd Stories

2020 Blacktown Mayoral Creative Writing Prize

Tasty As!

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: