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.



Love to Read Local Week may be over for 2021 but there are still opportunities to be enjoyed.

We were sad to come to the end of Love to Read Local Week 2021. It was a fabulous week of events, writing workshops, competitions and of course, the launch ...


Gillian O’Shaughnessy awarded first place in the Love to Read Local Flash Fiction Competition

After a rigorous blind judging process, Writing WA, Night Parrot Press, and Raine Square are thrilled to announce the winners and finalists of the Love to Read Local Flash Fiction ...


Writing WA launches the Literary Map of Western Australia

Writing WA, with the generous support of Lotterywest, is thrilled to launch The Literary Map of Western Australia, connecting travellers from near and far with West Australian literature. The Literary ...


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