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. While 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.
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 is principally funded by the WA State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in association with Lotterywest and through the generosity of the Literary Lions, our private donors. Writing WA also gratefully acknowledges the support of the State Library of WA.
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.