Subbed In: 'Keeping It Real' workshop with Sweatshop


Subbed In presents a writing workshop in collaboration with Sweatshop’s Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Winnie Dunn: Keeping It Real.

Western Sydney is represented in Australian media and art as a place of drive by shootings, drug dealers, poverty and terrorist conspiracy. In this workshop, Sweatshop will offer participants a series of writing exercises, which give new and realistic perspectives to the Western suburbs of Sydney.

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017, 1-3pm.


Western Sydney University Parramatta City Campus

Learning Studio 1.6.21

169 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150.

Further information can be found here.

Price: Free! Numbers are limited (20 person capacity), bookings essential.

Tickets available here:

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Pens and paper will be provided for the workshop. Please bring a laptop if you prefer to write with one!

About the workshop coordinators:

WINNIE DUNN is a Tongan-Australian writer from Mt Druitt. She is a manager and editor at Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. She is also a recent Bachelor of Arts graduate at Western Sydney University. Winnie’s work has been published in: Voiceworks, The Red Room Company, The Lifted Brow, Sydney Review of Books and The Big Black Thing. She has performed readings for Sydney Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Wollongong Writers’ Festival and Stella Girls Write Up.

MICHAEL MOHAMMED AHMAD is the founder and director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. He is award-winning author of The Tribe (Giramondo 2014). His forthcoming novel is The Lebs (Hachette 2018).


Subbed In is an independent literary organisation which produces regular readings, workshops and associated publications. Based in Sydney, Australia, Subbed In aims to provide grassroots support for new and underrepresented voices as well as help emerging writers to achieve publication or performance.


is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney which is devoted to empowering groups and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through training and employment in creative and critical writing initiatives.

This project is supported by the Writing NSW Grants Program, a devolved funding program administered by the NSW Writers’ Centre on behalf of the NSW Government and Arts NSW.