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The School

Out West is a fortnightly social group for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12 – 25 in Parramatta, Western Sydney where young people can connect with new friends, have fun and access support and relevant information.

It is run by Twenty10, who work with people across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.

Twenty10 is a Sydney-based service working across New South Wales, providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. For adults they provide social support and for people of all ages they offer telephone support and webchat as the NSW provider for the national QLife project. They also offer inclusivity training and consulting for organisations and service providers across most sectors.

The Project

Poet Emily Crocker will run three bespoke poetry workshops for the Out West social group.

The Poet

Emily Crocker

Emily Crocker has appeared at Wollongong Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Noted Festival, and Unspoken Words. Her debut chapbook 'Girls and Buoyant' was published by Subbed In in 2017. Other poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Verity La, Southerly, and Australian Poetry Journal.