West Writers

The West Writers program seeks to develop capacity amongst writers and storytellers across various mediums and practices in the west of Melbourne while showcasing important political, social and cultural issues.

Following on from the pilot year in 2014, the program has evolved into its current program structure which includes industry and community partners based locally and nationally. These partners include The Lifted Brow, The Emerging Writers Festival, The Queensland Poetry Festival, WrICE, World Travels, Going Down Swinging, 100 Story Building, Ascension Magazine, All the Best and Still Nomads and the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival.

Since 2014, West Writers has been supported by 3 key mentors: Mammad Aidani, Hanifa Deen and John Weldon.

The core program structure is broken into 3 key areas: The Group, The Poetry, and The Forum.