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 »
- Do you want to create an exhilarating read that comes across as being credible? Come along to this workshop with John Harman who will show you how to create convincing plots and characters. John Harman is a published novelist with over forty-five years’ experience of writing for a living. He has written across many different …Read More »
- The 2017 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose (Fiction or Non-Fiction) is now open. 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 Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition. The competition also caters for ... Read more...Read More »