THE future of the Central West Writers’ Centre (CWWC) became more certain yesterday thanks to a $30,795 state government grant.
Attracting budding writers and poets, the centre helps to provide a literary experience for people across the central west through the Central West Libraries group.
CWWC co-ordinator Jasmine Vidler said the funding boost meant the centre would be able to continue their popular programs into the coming year.
“The funding will allow for even more programs to be implemented ... it will help us to support other centres with information and guidance,” she said.
Ms Vidler said the funding boost would allow for programs such as writers and discussion groups, drop-in days for budding writers, poetry performances and author visits to continue.
She said the monthly drop-in days for budding writers attracted people of all ages who were seeking help and guidance with their writing.
A number of budding writers are just “getting started” according to Ms Vidler, while others already have definite story ideas of what they would like to write about.
“Some people come in with scraps of paper and they don’t know how to get started,” she said.
She said the CWWC applied for government grants each year to enhance their programs, and that it was always a “nervous wait” to see if it had been approved.
Member for Orange Andrew Gee came to the CWWC yesterday to congratulate them on a successful funding grant for the coming year.
He said the funding was part of nearly $6 million to support a mix of art centres, galleries, museums, theatres, creative hubs and community arts centres across NSW.
“It aims to foster development of reading and writing groups and individuals,” he said.