The Peter Cowan Writing Centre is in its 22nd 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), providing 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.
- During Perth Festival Writers Week a special episode of the Fremantle Press podcast for authors and writers was recorded during the Business of Being a Writer event. Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser was joined by award-winning screen director Alison James, Black Swan State Theatre Company Literary Director Polly Low and Red Room Poetry Director Tamryn …Read More »
- Interesting characters and appealing dialogue are both essential to good creative writing, but it can be hard to make your characters and their speech jump off the page. Through discussion, examples and a range of activities, this workshop will help participants develop their ability to create the kinds of characters readers – and writers – …Read More »
- The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit stories up to a maximum of 600 words. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition within or outside Australia. In addition to the ‘Open’ category open to all writers, the Centre established a new ... Read more...Read More »