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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

  • Writers-in-Residence for 2018  are Josephine Taylor and Hannah van Didden

    Writers-in-Residence for 2018 are Josephine Taylor and Hannah van Didden

    Our two Writers-in-Residence for 2018 is Josephine Taylor and Hannah van Didden. The Writers-in-Residence will commence on Monday 29th October to Sunday 18th of November. There will be four different workshops to participate in. The workshops are: “So You Want to Write: an Introduction to Creative Writing” with Josephine Taylor on the 3rd November. Concluded “Twist Your Own Adventure” with …Read More »
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  • Pathways to Publication

    Pathways to Publication

    Saturday 17th November 2pm-4pm With many pathways to publication it’s especially important to find what works for you! Join Hannah and Josephine to learn about publication opportunities for your writing, including competitions, large and small; online publications; genre and literary journals; independent publishing houses; and larger commercial publishers. This is a workshop that welcomes all …Read More »
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  • 2018 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

    2018 Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

    The competition has an open theme and entrants may submit poetry up to a maximum of 50 lines. Entries must also be unpublished and not have received any previous awards or recognition in any other competition. The competition also caters for youth with the ‘Judge’s Encouragement Award for Youth’ for young poets aged from 12-17 ... Read more...Read More »