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.
- Congratulations go to our member; Christopher Konrad on the launch of his new book ‘Argot’. This collection of poems explores the domain of the personal, perhaps even secret speech; the half-hidden languages derived from culture, family, and desire. The book will be launched on Thursday 11 May 2017 by Shane McCauley at the Orient Hotel, …Read More »
- “What if?” and “Why?” are perennial questions. The writer can chose to explore responses to those questions in a number of different ways. Fantasy and speculative fiction are particularly valuable genres because they allow the writer to slip the moorings of the “real” and set sail into the realm of the imagination. This type of …Read More »
- Poets of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter the 2017 Patron’s Prize for Poets Competition. This national poetry competition has an open theme and entrants, who must be Australian residents, may submit poems up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition ... Read more...Read More »