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Love to Read Local 2020

After ten amazing weeks of podcasts and radio interviews, writing competitions, virtual book club events, book discounts, and various social media activities, our focused celebration of West Aussie books and writers has come to a close for 2020.

But don’t despair entirely – we’ll still continue to provide reviews and other resources for readers who love to read local. Stay in touch with the For Readers section of Writing WA’s website and subscribe to receive our Love to Read Local e-newsletters to discover all the latest books by WA’s writers and illustrators.

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.



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 ...


The importance of sharing real stories

For Yuot A. Alaak, stories were a way of distracting himself from the fear of enemy attack, starvation and hardship, and to keep hope alive. In this very special episode ...


Look Who Loves to Read Local

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In this State of Mine

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