Charles Sturt University
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Booranga Writers' Centre - Celebrate the power of words with us

The Booranga Writers' Centre was established to serve and promote the interests of local writers, and has been active in the Riverina region since 1994.

Booranga serves its members and the local community through hosting Writers-in-Residence at the Booranga facility located on the CSU Campus in Wagga Wagga, and through the publication of its annual anthology fourW. We also support local and visiting writers with venues, book launches and reading events.


Visiting Writers-in-Residence give readings, facilitate workshops and are available to mentor local writers, while working on their own projects and enjoying the picturesque grounds around the Booranga Cottage on CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus. To apply for one of our paid Residencies, please complete the application form, provide the supporting documents listed and email to: Applications for the following year close on 31 May each year.

Become A Member

Writers and supporters of the writing community can become a member of Wagga Wagga Writers' Writers, which entitles you to:

  • a free copy of fourW (full membership only)
  • a regular e-newsletter featuring news and information about writers, events, competitions and publishing opportunities
  • exclusive access to opportunities to work with our Writers-in-Residence
  • free access to monthly writing workshops at the Booranga Writers' Centre (non-members pay $10)
  • discounts at readings, workshops and local bookshops
  • invitations to writing events and get-togethers
  • access to a network of writers, book enthusiast and other writers' centres.

Please complete and return our form to apply for membership.

Annual Anthology - fourW

Booranga Writers' Centre's fourW is published each November. Submitting authors are vying to win the Booranga Prizes, awarded for the best poem and best short story published in the anthology. This annual publication brings together new poetry and prose from local, national and international writers and poets. Submissions close on June 30 each year. Please download our submission guidelines for more information and submission prices.

For more information or to purchase current or past issues of fourW and other publications from Booranga writers, please email us:

To see what we have been doing and hear about our upcoming events, opportunities and publications, please visit and like our Facebook page, or join the conversation on Twitter.

Booranga newsletters are also available through our blog, or sign up for delivery to your email.

Photographs from our events are available from Flickr.

fourW and the Booranga Writers' Centre gratefully acknowledge the financial and other support received from:

Wagga Wagga City CouncilCharles Sturt UniversityNSW Government