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.
- The Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre’s (PCWC) contribution to Edith Cowan University’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations is a photographic display of Peter Cowan in Office 2 at Edith Cowan House. Peter Cowan was the grandson of Edith Cowan, the namesake of the university. In our photographic display, we have a digital display unit which shows pictures of Peter …Read More »
Brushing Up Your Stories: Structure: The Backbone of Short Story Writing with Susan Midalia (BS1616)Saturday August 27th Structure is a vital aspect of story’s meaning, and a crucial way of engaging readers in its ideas and emotions. Using short writing exercises and samples from memorable short stories, this three-hour workshop will consider the different affects you can achieve by using kinds of structures, including fragments, multiple points of view, …Read More »
- 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 Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition.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 »