WA in Words

Many novels, poems and plays and even song lyrics paint a literary picture of Western Australia. 

These works evoke a sense of its vast and extraordinary landscapes,  describe places that are quintessentially Western Australian and reveal characters that are complex, funny and fabulous!   

Which works come to mind when you think about WA? How do you feel about the way your home has been represented?  We want to hear from you.

Tell us the works that you think reflect the spirit and place of Western Australia. It could be from local, national and international writers and represent any part of Western Australia – from the pindan in the Kimberley to the spinifex of the desert, to the lush forests of the Great Southern – and everywhere in between.

Your comments will be incorporated into a WA in Words installation at the Perth Writers Festival on 24-25 February 2018 and may feature in the New Museum for WA in 2020.

Enter and win! 

By submitting your idea you will also go into the draw to win two nights at Hyatt Regency Perth with a $150 book voucher from Boffins Books and a hamper of fine WA produce. What a delightful way to spend a few days!

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