Engagement and Community Partners

Three women sit in front of a green fireplace. The woman on the left is speaking into a microphone and is addressing the audience off camera. The woman in the middle wears a dark blue patterned dress, and has thin-framed black glasses. The women on the left wears a beige and cream coloured hijab and top, and holds a stack of papers.

Kiri Zakinthinos (Utp), Sheila Ngoc Pham and Jumaana Abdu in ‘Radical Accessibility’ for Writers in Parramatta. Credit: Iman Etri

The Writing and Society Research Centre is proud to work with a range of dynamic organisations in the Australian literary, cultural and GLAM (galleries, museums and libraries) sectors. Many are located within Greater Western Sydney, and share our commitment to world-class writing and research that champions innovation and social inclusion.

Below is a list of our leading active partnerships and collaborators, and links to some of the projects and programs we have undertaken jointly and/or co-designed.

The Writing and Society has forged partnerships historically with an extensive range of cultural and community organisations including ABC Radio National, the Australian Museum, the Biennale of Sydney, Casula Powerhouse, Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra, the State Library of NSW, Sydney Writers’ Festival, WestWords and ZineWest.

Bankstown Poetry Slam

City of Parramatta – Parramatta Laureate in Literature

Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture – China Australia Literary Forum (CALF) and Shanghai-Western Sydney Writing Exchange

Parramatta Artists’ StudiosTesting Grounds

SBS VoicesThe Writing Zone

Sydney Review of BooksParramatta Laureate in Literature, The Writing Zone, Radical Accessibility and Writing Gender

State Library of Queenslandblack&write! Evaluation

The Finishing School Collective

Utp – Radical Accessibility

Varuna National Writers’ HouseBlue Mountains Writers’ Festival and Shanghai-Western Sydney Writing Exchange

Western Sydney CreativeWriters in Parramatta, Slow Shutter

WSU SAGE Gender Equity TeamWriting Gender