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Anthony James in conversation with Jo Chandler

During the 2019 Quantum Words Perth Festival, local facilitator, writer & podcaster Anthony James spoke with award-winning journalist Jo Chandler.  Jo has grappled with media and climate disruption on the front line, and shares powerful thoughts on the stories that need to be told, and how we can continue to tell them. Their conversation is available to listen to on Anthony’s The RegenNarration website here.

William Dalrymple and “The Anarchy”

William Dalrymple speaking to audience at the Confluence FestivalAcclaimed author and historian William Dalrymple was our guest at the inaugural Words on Water Festival in Mandurah last year.  He spoke to a packed audience about his latest work, “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company.”  The full presentation can be viewed here while a 7 minute excerpt is now available to view here.


Our brand identity is a gold medal winner!

Image: several aspects of Block's designWe are so excited for our friends at Block Branding who took home the (extremely rare) Gold Skull at last week’s Perth Advertising & Design Club’s Skulls for their fantastic work in creating Writing WA’s Brand Identity. We absolutely agree with the judges decision and love our new look as much as they do. We also loved our time working with Block and send our huge congratulations to the team.


Western Australia has successfully launched two new writers festivals!

With the 2019 inaugural Confluence Words On Water and Quantum Words Perth festivals now behind us, we want to send a huge shout out to our Festival partners and sponsors, to all of the amazing artists and speakers who joined us over five extraordinary days, and to the wonderful audiences who immersed themselves in these events with us.

It’s been a massive undertaking for Writing WA to develop and deliver these two events but the outcomes have been worth it. We are thrilled to have opened two new chapters in WA’s literary life and look forward to these events continuing and growing in the years ahead.

Check out the image galleries for some memories of what occurred, and a taste of what’s to come in the years ahead.  All images by Jessica Gately.

View some of the moments from the inaugural Words on Water.

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