Writers in Parramatta

Sara Mansour is smiling at someone off camera. She wears a long-sleeved black jumper, and a orange-red hijab. Sara Mansour at Bankstown Poetry Slam on WSU’s Bankstown Campus for ‘Writers in Parramatta’, 2023. Image: Sally Tsoutas, WSU

‘Writers in Parramatta’ is an exciting series of free public events presented by the Writing and Society Research Centre and the Sydney Review of Books with partner funding from Western Sydney Creative, WSU’s Decadal Strategy for Arts and Culture. These events are being held with local partner organisations across a range of Parramatta and regional venues, bringing together writers, communities and literary enthusiasts for vibrant discussions and a celebration of the creative work around us.

2023 Program:

Writing Gender #3, featuring Evelyn Araluen, Jeanine Leane, Quah Ee Ling, Astrid Lorange and Roanna Gonsalves

Presented with Gender UNLIMITED* as part of WSU’s SAGE project

Bankstown Poetry Slam @ WSU Bankstown, featuring Melanie Mununggurr

Presented with Bankstown Poetry Slam

Testing Grounds, featuring Felicity Castagna, Josh Harle, Quah Ee Ling, Fiona Murphy and Bilal Hafda

Presented with Parramatta Artists’ Studios

2022 Program:

Ghost Cities Anthology Launch

Presented with The Writing Zone

28th September 2022, 5pm-7pm
Pari, Corner of Hunter and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta

This launch celebrates the work of writers from Western Sydney as published in Ghost Cities as part of The Writing Zone.

We invite you to attend a very special Ghost Cities launch party at Pari Gallery in Parramatta, from 5pm on Wednesday 28 September. Join us to hear a terrific line-up of readers, and to share drinks and snacks, as we celebrate the creativity and hard work of TWZ’s stellar writers. Ilhan Abdi will DJ two special sets on the night. Our MCs are Chris Donoghue and Geneva Valek.

Watch the full launch here.

Radical Accessibility – Sheila Ngoc Pham, Jumaana Abdu, Kiri Zakinthinos

Presented with Utp

12 October 2022, 5pm-7pm
Female Orphan School, WSU Parramatta South Campus

Gabriel Faatau'uu-Satiu

Presented with Parramatta Artists’ Studios – PAS Open

26 October 2022, 2pm-4pm
Female Orphan School, WSU Parramatta South Campus

The Circular – Wrap Party

Presented with Sydney Review of Books

7 December 2022, 5pm-7pm, SRB Offices, Hassall Street, PEIH@WSU

For all queries, please contact WiP Project Officer, Iman Etri:  i.etri@westernsydney.edu.au

Download the flyer (PDF)