I will pull nykoo child out of this buna and show the sun
nykoo child is here like
I was born, like the women before me, she is here.
~ from 'Buna Gives You Life' by Phoebe Grainer

Sharing the unique perspectives of growing up and living in Sydney’s western suburbs

Created by Red Room Poetry in 2018, Speaking the suburbs – Writing from the west provided mentoring, publishing and professional development opportunities for Western Sydney poets and artists to develop new work that articulates the experience of growing up westside.


Diverse Women's Writers Collective - Poetry workshop @
I.C.E. Parramatta, 8 Victoria Rd Parramatta | 4 October 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

In partnership with SWEATSHOP, RR facilitated a poetry workshop with their Diverse Women's Writers Collective. Celebrated poet Maryam Azam (The Hijab Files, Giramondo) worked with participants to create poetry celebrating unique perspectives from Sydney's western suburbs.