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Welcome Writers

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.

 

News and Updates

  • Fremantle Press Podcast and Advice for Writers

    Fremantle Press Podcast and Advice for Writers

    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 »
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  • Editing Your Short Stories (or Fiction) with Shane McCauley

    Editing Your Short Stories (or Fiction) with Shane McCauley

    Saturday 12th October 2019 1:30pm-4:30pm    Shane McCauley While better known as a prize-winning poet who has had eight books and over 1300 poems published in national and overseas journals, Shane wrote his first SF story in a school exercise book in 1968, possibly when he was supposed to be studying something else. His first published …Read More »
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  • The Peter Cowan Writers Centre conducts four annual writing competitions

    The Peter Cowan Writers Centre conducts four annual writing competitions

    The Peter Cowan Writers Centre conducts four annual writing competitions: The Peter Cowan 600 Short Story, the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose, the Patron’s Prize for Poets, and the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize. The Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition was run in February and March this year. It was a great success ... Read more...Read More »