About

A bunch of Roomers writers

The Roomers project was founded in 1996. Its name is taken from the term “roomers” which refers to any person living in a rooming house. For twenty two years now The Roomers Project has been a vital community building tool for the Port Phillip rooming house community. The key components of the project are a free literary magazine, free weekly creative writing classes, a mentoring program and regular opportunities to perform at spoken word events, festivals and other community celebrations. Roomers is jam packed with writing and art. In it you’ll find a diverse range of writers contributing fiction and feature articles as well as poetry, recipes, information on local services and much more. The magazine provides a valuable space for the rooming house community to share its stories.

Paul Harper. Photo by David La Roach

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Jem and Wendy. Photo by David La Roach

Philippa launching issue 63. Photo by David la Roach

Rod in class

Philippa and Yanina in the roomers workshop