Hub set to be unveiled

Hub: Westwords' Michael Campbell, Andrew Allen (local information services librarian), and Dianne Abbott (collection and technology coordinator in the empty writers' room in July. Picture: Simon Bennett
Hub: Westwords' Michael Campbell, Andrew Allen (local information services librarian), and Dianne Abbott (collection and technology coordinator in the empty writers' room in July. Picture: Simon Bennett

The Wedderburn Writers’ Retreat will officially be opened on Saturday, November 11.

The hub – run by Campbelltown Council and WestWords –  will offer budding writers a chance to create and collaborate.

Author Carol Baxter will run a workshop at the room on opening day.

In July WestWords executive director Michael Campbell told the Advertiser the area was crying out for a space for budding writers.

“There were a number of cultural infrastructure studies that identified a lack of spaces in western Sydney for artists to create works – particularly writers,” he said.

“In western Sydney there are 170 cultures and 130-150 different languages – the stories from people here are not like the stories of any others from around Australia.

“People think writers work in isolation, in a room with a computer.

“But this is a chance for them to talk to people and network.

“The spaces are really exciting.”

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic lauded the room.

“The Wedderburn Writers’ Retreat will provide aspiring and experienced local writers with access to the advice, support and tools they need to develop their skills, in an encouraging and peaceful environment,” he said.

The room will be located at the Wedderburn Resources Centre. For more information visit westwords.com.au or call 8677 4815.