The Blacktown Mayoral Creative Writing Prize 2020 was open to adults and children who live in Blacktown city. Entrants wrote a short story or poem responding to the theme of The Whole World at Home. The total prize pool was $1,600. In 2020 we received a total of 363...
For five sessions over three weeks award-winning writer James Roy worked with the Year 6 students at Bidwill Public School in the Mt Druitt area to assist them telling their stories – because kids love stories. We all do!
From the crackling edge of Sydney’s north-west edge this publication proudly represents the dedication and creativity of The Ponds High School Creative Writers Guild.
At the beginning of this year, Inner Sydney High School opened its doors to a group of excited year seven students ready to begin their adventure into high school. The founding of the IN_SYD Writers Club was an important of the development of the school. Read their work here!
For one week in December Cherrybrook Technical High School’s entire Year 10 cohort of some 470 students had chance to work with twelve exceptional writers. This is what they wrote.
During Term 4, Stage 2 students and their teachers from St Nicholas of Myra, Penrith worked with writer Jodie McLeod and illustrator Eloise Short.
Over the course of three Fridays, in some of the most intense heat Katoomba has ever seen, the students of Katoomba High School worked with the fabulous Catherine Jinks, to create stories of place – places of the heart; of sadness, love, hope and joy.
Northreads Vol 2 is another anthology of short writings from Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School.
During Term 3, WestWords undertook a residency with Year 4 students and their teachers from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Glendenning. Undertaking the weekly workshops was the wonderful Amelia McInerney.
Congratulations to all winners and runners up of the 2019 competition. Click here to read all the successful submissions.
The capacity to write well requires endless hours of practice and perseverance before it take even begins to take root. The students of Northmead have shown they are willing to begin this long progress.
In 2016 WestWords ran the inaugural Landscape, Place and Me program.
A Slightly Silly, Continuously Twisty, Twirly-Whirly Curly Story… by YOU! (With a little bit of help from our friend Dub Leffler) At the 2016 Way Out West Festival for Children at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, WestWords and our friend the writer Dub Leffler asked you...
Crestwood High students in year 9 feasted on a gothic treat when internationally bestselling steampunk author, Richard Harland, joined them for a 6 week in-school writers residency. This anthology is the result of their work together.
Artist, illustrator and writer Dub Leffler spent a 6 week writing residency with stage 3 students from Hebersham Public School, and with illustrator Michel Streich created a wonderful anthology of their work.