Kaya and Welcome to Love to Read Local

Love to Read Local Week 2021, 3–11 June

Love to Read Local Week is a new state-wide celebration of Western Australia’s many, many wonderful writers and illustrators, and the books they create. Through an exciting program of bespoke events and activities, our mission is to connect Western Australian readers with Western Australian books.

Writing WA recognises the First Nations people of Western Australia as our first memory holders and storytellers. We respectfully acknowledge that Writing WA is located on the land of the Whadjuk Noongar people and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this country.



Call for Entries: 2021 Love to Read Local Flash Fiction Competition

Writing WA, in partnership with Raine Square and Night Parrot Press, is delighted to open the Love to Read Local Flash Fiction Competition for its second year. We’re seeking creative ...


Lessons learned from family history

Stephen Kinnane, a descendant through his mother’s mother of the Miriwoong people of the East Kimberley and raised in Noongar country in the south-west, is the author of Shadow Lines ...


Perth’s newest publisher talks creativity with Barry Nicholls

French-born Sandra van Doorn is an author/illustrator and also one of WA’s newest publishers. Red Paper Kite is a boutique independent publishing company based in Fremantle, producing exquisite picture books ...


Look Who Loves to Read Local

Look Who Else Loves to Read Local

In this State of Mine

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