WestWords is dedicated to creating and sharing the stories of the people, places and cultures that comprise the heart of Western Sydney. WestWords Centre for Writing is based in Parramatta. A guiding philosophy of WestWords is a belief in the power of literature and literacy (written, oral and visual), self-expression and creativity to change lives and the experience of communities. With a strategic focus on children and young people and through a comprehensive program of workshops, residencies, fellowships and support for writers we offer professional opportunities for the growth of distinctive voices.
The quality and impact of what we do has been recognised widely across the arts, education and business community. In the WSABE Awards (Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence)WestWords was the winner of the 2020 and 2021 Excellence in Arts and Culture Awards and our Executive Director, Michael Campbell was received the 2021 Outstanding Business Leader Award.
Michael was also shortlisted for on Pro Bono Australia’s 2021 Impact Awards. The shortlist recognises individuals that have “made an extraordinary impact during a challenging 2020”.