Finishing School is a collective of women writers with strong connections to western Sydney. Our goal is to provide long term mentoring and professional development to emerging female writers who have already shown potential and dedication to their craft. 

This is a three year program in which all the women involved will be working towards completing an entire fiction or non-fiction manuscript. They will also receive one-on-one mentorship as well as master classes in craft and opportunities to promote their work. The goal of Finishing School is to identify and develop women who will be the future voices of the western Sydney region. 

Based in Parramatta, we are the only literary organisation in the western suburbs of Sydney that is run by women and we have so many stories to tell.

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Proudly supported by the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University and The Parramatta Artists Studios.