Acknowledgement of Country
Writing WA recognises the First Nations peoples of Western Australia as our first memory holders and storytellers. Writing WA respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this Country.
Writing WA is instrumental in developing, supporting and maintaining a community of writers in Western Australia. The development of a community is a difficult thing to measure but is enormously beneficial.
Dervla McTiernan, best-selling author of The Ruin
Writing WA is working between the lines and behind the scenes to build a state of opportunity in Western Australia for writers, publishers and other practitioners in the writing sector – not just for the benefit of practitioners themselves, but for the immense social value that great writing brings to individuals and communities.
Long-form or short, in a book or on-screen; we celebrate writing no matter how it’s expressed. Though the mediums in which we consume writing may be evolving what remains constant is the power of writing to unite, challenge, inspire, entertain and educate. So we seek to champion its value in creating and developing culture through our programs and initiatives. Because of this commitment, truly remarkable creative voices have emerged and will continue to do so.
We believe that writing should be an industry of opportunity and the promotion of sustainable professional practice for writers is embedded in all that we do.
Writing WA’s core values are further articulated here.