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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

  • Congratulations to PCWC member Susan Braghieri.

    Congratulations to PCWC member Susan Braghieri.

    Congratulations to PCWC member Susan Braghieri. Susan has been awarded a two-week KSP Fellowship in 2018 to continue developing her first novel. The Fellowships are awarded via an application and merit selection process. To find out more about KSP Fellowships, go to:   http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/fellowship-program (applications for 2019 will open later in the year). KSP Residency applications …Read More »
workshops
  • Recite! Techniques for Remembering and Performing Poetry with Sanna Peden

    Recite! Techniques for Remembering and Performing Poetry with Sanna Peden

    You know people will connect better with your poetry if you perform it well, but how do you translate text to performance? How can you memorise the poem in the first place? This workshop includes tips and techniques suitable for writers of all levels who are interested in improving their performance and memorisation skills.   …Read More »
competition
  • 2018 Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Award

    2018 Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Award

    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 »