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2014 Performing Arts Residences

The 2014 Performing Arts Residencies have been announced. Please see attached for details.  PAR 2014 Published Result.pdf

It's Timely Writing Prize

Blacktown high school students' invited to enter 2014 writing prize inspired by the Whitlam Era. Please see attached for details.  Its Timely.pdf


Autumn/Winter Program 2014 available here.  Autumn/Winter 2014 program.pdf


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Blacktown NSW
Open Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
(closed public holidays)
General admission free.
02 9839 6558


2012 Sydney Writer's Festival in Blacktown


Friday 18 May, 6pm

Cost: Free, bookings essential.

DJ + Bar 6-7 pm

Doors open 6pm. Join us for a drink and enjoy chillout sounds from our resident DJ.

Panel 7-8.30 pm

Kindling is for the Fire: New and Established Aboriginal Voices

'Like kindle is to fire, so Language is to story…' New and established Aboriginal writers join chair Cathy Craigie to talk about writing from culture and across genres for readers young and old. With Nicole Watson (The Boundary, winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award), Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy, Magabala Books) and Robyn Caughlan (Waiting at the Gate: A Memoir).

8.30 pm Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Waiting at the Gate: A Memoir by Robyn Caughlan with Jason K. Foster (Magabala Books). Waiting at the Gate will be officially launched by the Hon. Linda Burnie, MP.

Supported by University of Western Sydney.