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Long time PCWC member Hannah van Didden has been announced as the Writer in Residence for FAWWA this year…. Congratulations!

Hannah van Didden will be Writer-in-Residence at Mattie Furphy House from 30 Oct to 10 Nov.
Hannah’s short fiction is published in:
Southerly journal, Breach zine, the Grieve Anthology 2016, MoTHER zine, Paper Crown Magazine, The Ham (UK), Atticus Review (US), A Quiet Courage (US), Gravel Magazine (US), Southword Literary Journal (Ireland) and Quail Bell Magazine (US)

She writes literary fiction, as well as crime and speculative fiction. She is currently writing Wilderlander, Book 2 of her dystopian YA/adult Orenda trilogy.

She was a 2017 finalist for the Iceland Writer’s Retreat Alumni Award, finalist for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2014 for short crime fiction, and finalist for Shore Lines Writing for Performance Competition 2014.

WORKSHOP: TOMATO WRITING Saturday 4 Nov 1-4pm Mattie Furphy House.
This workshop outlines one way to use a Pomodoro (Italian for ‘tomato’). Write in short bursts to get more words from your writing sessions, and to develop trusting and effective writing partnerships. This will help you overcome writer’s block and develop critical thinking.
Come prepared to write, have fun, and share your writing with others.
Cost: $10 members $15 non-members

WRITE NIGHT: Tuesday 7 Nov 6-8pm Mattie Furphy House
Come for a fun evening of writing and creativity with Hannah.
Cost: $5 members $10 non-members

FRIDAY@FURPHYS: Friday 10 Nov 5-7pm Mattie Furphy House
Enjoy refreshments and meet Hannah, who will discuss her writing. Everyone welcome. Cost: $5

For more information, visit www.fawwa.org

 

‘Argot’ by Christopher Konrad

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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, 39 High Street, Fremantle at 6:30pm for 7pm start.

 

Author Talks – Rashiday Murphy, The Historian’s Daughter – 16 November

Rashida Murphy will be appearing at Nedlands Library for an author talk on her novel The Historian’s Daughter on 16 November from 10.30 – 11.30 am.

RSVP to http://nedlands.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1661&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2016/11/08

Rashida will also be appearing at the Perth Writers Festival in February. The full program for the festival will be released in mid-January or keep an eye on the website at: https://perthfestival.com.au/perth-writers-festival/

More Member Achievements

Competition Achievements

Congratulations to PCWC member, Susan Braghieri on her selection as a finalist in the Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest with her story ‘The New Millennium’. This international contest had over 1400 entries this year. Well done, Susan.

Publications

Congratulations to PCWC Patron, Andrew Taylor, on his forthcoming poetry publication Impossible Preludes 2008-2014  published by Margaret River Press. Books can be purchased from the following link:

http://www.margaretriverpress.com/shop/new-releases/impossible-preludes-2008-2014-by-andrew-taylor/

More Member Achievements

Competition Achievements

Congratulations to PCWC member, Susan Braghieri on her selection as a finalist in the Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest with her story ‘The New Millennium’. This international contest had over 1400 entries this year. Well done, Susan.

Publications

Congratulations to PCWC Patron, Andrew Taylor, on his forthcoming poetry publication Impossible Preludes 2008-2014  published by Margaret River Press. Books can be purchased from the following link:

http://www.margaretriverpress.com/shop/new-releases/impossible-preludes-2008-2014-by-andrew-taylor/

‘The Historian’s Daughter’ by Rashida Murphy

The Historian’s Daughter by Rashida Murphy – on sale now! 

PCWC member, Rashida Murphy’s debut novel The Historian’s Daughter is now available for purchase through UWA Publishing with free delivery within Australia. An e-book version of the novel is also available through Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother – the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits; and her father – the Historian. It is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos.

And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her own way through Australian life, an education and friendships, she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house’s greatest secrets – and to the meaning of her own existence.

Visit: http://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/the-historians-daughter

 

Why Conflict Should Drive the Story with David Whish-Wilson, Saturday July 30, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

DavidNext Saturday the 30th July at 1:30-4:30pm PCWC will be hosting a inspirational new workshop called “Why Conflict Should Drive the Story” facilitated by David Whish-Wilson.

For those who are unfamiliar with David, he began his creative writing career writing short stories, which were anthologised in Pascoe Publishing’s Best Fifty Stories Collection. His first novel, The Summons, was published in 2006, which was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award that same year. David’s most recent book, Perth, was published in December 2013 as part of the NewSouth Books city series. David has also established and taught writing workshops in prisons within WA and Fiji. He is currently teaching creative writing at Curtin University.

For those who’s interest has definitely been piqued you can find the details as well as the synopsis of this workshop in the attached flyer.

This workshop is next week, so if anyone is interested then please get in touch with PCWC as soon as possible to ensure a place. We’re sorry for the late notice in promoting this workshop.

You can register at our website, Online Registration Form.
If you have any questions you can email us at cowan05@bigpond.com or phone us at (08) 9301 2282 – for those who are interested but live in the Eastern States or in rural areas please ask about our Skype participation option.

The Skills of a Bower Bird: Research for Writing (SB1612) with Maureen Helen – Sunday, 24 July 2016 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Maureen Helen will be facilitating a workshop titled The Skills of a Bower Bird: Research for Writing on Sunday, 24 July 2016. 

Maureen HelenThis is a basic research workshop for writers in all genres. The workshop will provide an introduction to the tools, methods and skills required for making writing authentic and honest. Attendees will also learn the skills necessary for blending research seamlessly into their stories.

Maureen Helen is an experienced writer and facilitator of writing groups. She is the author of Other People’s Country and Elopement: a Memoir. In addition, she has a Bachelors Degree in History and a PhD in Writing.

If this workshop interests you, you can register for this workshop using our Online Registration Form.