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


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