Women Write Wiki

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The Women Write Wiki project aims to improve the representation of Australian and Pacific women writers on Wikipedia.

The group meets twice each month at The Women’s Library in the inner-Sydney suburb of Newtown, to write about Australian women authors represented in the library. Created in 1992, the library’s collection was kickstarted by community donations left in large tea chests placed around Sydney, and the results eventually found a home at Newtown Library.

Anna Kerr, who is the Principal Solicitor of the Feminist Legal Clinic in Sydney, joined forces with technologist and general polymath Spider Redgold to apply for a grant to found a women’s Wikipedia editing group. Supported by Create NSW through the NSW Writers Centre (now Writing NSW) in 2017, the Women Write Wiki (WWW) group was born. The group’s title is a feminist appropriation of the acronym for ‘World Wide Web’.

Run by coordinator Ann Reynolds since 2017, their work contributes to the Wikiproject Women in Red project.

During 2020, the Women Write Wiki moved online to keep their editing and conversation going through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about their story here.

Events

Women Write Wiki meets twice each month at The Women’s Library in Newtown, Sydney.

You can follow them on the The Women’s Library website or on Facebook for further details.

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