Writing WA is working between the lines and behind the scenes to build a state of opportunity in Western Australia for writers, publishers and other practitioners in the writing sector – not just for the benefit of practitioners themselves, but for the immense social value that great writing brings to individuals and communities.
Regional programs and partnerships
Writing WA has a state-wide responsibility to support the writing and reading culture of Western Australia and the scope of our activities in regional WA over the past 15 years has been considerable. We have provided children’s book illustration workshops to Indigenous artists in the Kimberley; provided mentoring to emerging regional writers through the Writing WA Awards; invested in author talks in libraries and other cultural organisations throughout the state; and produced more than 30 episodes of the Cover to Cover author interview program for broadcast to regional communities via satellite television.
Most significantly we have provided strategic, practical and financial support to a range of established and emerging regional writers festivals, supporting engagement with writing and reading in communities from Denmark and Albany in the south, to Margaret River, Geraldton, Karratha, Broome and Kununurra.
We welcome interest in our regional programs from the private and corporate sectors. If you would like to discuss a potential alignment with one of our programs, please contact Writing WA’s CEO, Sharon Flindell, T: 08.9228 9908 or E: ceo[at]writingwa.org
We also welcome the support of other writing sector organisations and individuals in our community who share our vision to grow and maintain a thriving literary culture in Western Australia. If you would like to be a part of this adventure then please join with us.
Acknowledgement of Country
Writing WA recognises the First Nations peoples of Western Australia as our first memory holders and storytellers. We respectfully acknowledge that Writing WA is located on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar nation and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this Country.
Writing WA recognises the Miriwoong Gajerrong people as the Traditional Owners of the east Kimberley. We pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.