Upcoming Events


West Writers Forum: Behind the Screens

Behind the Screens is a response to the underrepresentation of diverse voices in the Australian screen industry. The program aims to create tangible access to pathways and opportunities for emerging filmmakers in Melbourne’s West through a day of workshops, activities…


West Writers Forum at Melbourne Writers Festival

Join the West Writers Group for our annual literary outing — the West Writers Forum — presented this year as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Footscray Community Arts Centre brings you a weekend of workshops, conversations, and performances showcasing work…

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West Writers Forum: Parallel Universes

The West Writers Group reflects on love in its various ambiguities. With guest artist, writer Tishani Doshi and West Writers Achut Thuc, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Grace Feng Fang Juan, Jennifer Nguyen, Tiyami Amum and Vanessa Giron. WHEN: Saturday 31 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm VENUE:…


West Writers Forum: West Writers X WrICE – CRAFT

Capping off a 6-week period of discussion and interrogation, three pairs of writers talk about their writing process and explore each other's work. WrICE Writers: Saaro Umar, Lavanya Shanbhogue Arvind, Norman Erikson Pasaribu. West Writers: Nadia Niaz, Georgia Mill, Sumudu Samarawickrama. Hosted by…


West Writers Forum: Stories of place – FRESH!

FRESH! is a dramedy web series created by Nikki Tran. Inspired by Footscray’s fresh food market, this series is about community, market life and migrant experiences. WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 11am - 6pm VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre COST: Free. The film will…

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Love in Place – an interactive installation

Tell us about a place that holds your love and add it to our skyline of stories. WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 11am - 6pm VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre COST: Free. See the full West Writers Forum 2019 program here.  IMAGE: Image by Jasmeet Sahi. 

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West Writers Forum: What is African poetics?

Bringing diverse Afro-Australian creatives to explore modern and historical poetry in Africa through performance and discussions facilitated by Tiyami Amum and Achut Thuc. WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 12:30 – 2:00pm VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre COST: Free. Bookings required. BOOK NOW  See the full West Writers…

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EP Launch – Dean Jackson

Dean Jackson, one of the most well-known faces to Footscray, is releasing his debut EP Busk. The EP features a collection of originals that Dean has written and performed in the heart of Footscray's bustling centre. Busk aims to capture and recreate Dean's live…