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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. To express your interest in becoming a Writer in Residence, please apply via email to:

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 (non-members pay $10)
  • discounts at readings, workshops and local bookshops.

Please complete and return our form to apply for membership.

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 here.  

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 CouncilCreate NSWCharles Sturt University