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The Peter Cowan Writing Centre is in its 20th year of providing an ongoing source of support and development for emerging and established creative writers within the northern suburbs of Perth. It has continued to grow and offer a range of writing opportunities for its membership and the wider writing community.

Nestled in the Pines, near the lake in Edith Cowan House, which was transported to the ‘heart’ of the Joondalup campus in 1997, members and visitors can explore the Peter Cowan Library. We have a welcome coffee morning on the first Saturday of the month from 10am.

Join us for some writing exercise or enjoy the ambience of the library. The centre conducts four, annual writing competitions: The Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition, the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose, the Patron’s Prize for Poets, and the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize. Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Inc. also holds regular member meetings, conducts an annual writing retreat that is facilitated by our annual Writer in Residence (2015 is Susan Midalia), provides specialist writing workshops in memoir, prose, poetry, publishing and social media; and offers regular creative writing and editing sessions for its members and the wider writing community.

 

News and Updates

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  • Writing Dramatic Dialogue with John Harman  (WD1610)

    Writing Dramatic Dialogue with John Harman (WD1610)

    Saturday June 25th A story is a complete process of change which has the ability to move readers’ feelings powerfully and pleasurably (or painfully) in a certain, definite way. Although the story arises out of and progresses through causality ? which develops into plot ? and is driven by the wilful and/or unconscious desires of …Read More »

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  • 2016 Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

    2016 Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

    The 2016 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose (Fiction or Non-Fiction) will be commencing on 24th June 2016. The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit prose up to a maximum of 2000 words. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition. ... Read more...Read More »