News & Updates


The Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition

Now open for entries.  The competition closes on 3rd October 2014.  Entries must be received in our email box ( or postmarked by this date.

Writer in Residence Events October 2014
Writer in Residence Events for 2014.

Vivienne Glance
Create your own bite-size play, learn practical aspects of playwriting and hear your play read out in the final session.

Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose

This competition is now closed and the place getters will be announced at our Gala Day on 6 September 2014.

PCWC600SS Competition Results and Judge's Report

The 2014 PCWC600SS Competition results are in! 

Advance Writers Course - Applications Open

Enhance your writing style by learning from some of the best published writers in WA.

Now seeking applications from emerging writers for entry into this 11 part series commencing on the 12 July 2014.

Applications close on 18 June 2014.

Memoir, Biography & Life Writing

The first 4 sessions in an 8 part-series of workshops with Dr Maureen-Helen Sundays 1:30 pm-4:30 pm. Workshop 1 24th August, Workshop 2 7th September, Workshop 3 21st September and Workshop 4 5th October. 

Keeping the Imagination Alive Workshop
NOTE:  This workshop has been rescheduled - date to be advised, pending registrations 2014.

2014 Patron's Prize for Poets - CLOSED
Our patron, Professor Emeritus Andrew Taylor, invites entries for the 2014 Patron's Prize for Poets competition.

Volunteer Writing Facilitators Wanted
For our Saturday morning Creative Writing Group
10 am to 12 midday
See our advert for more info!


2012 Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the inaugural 2012 Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize. Closing Date:  31 August 2012

The Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc. is pleased to announce the inaugural 2012 Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize .

The Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize has been established in recognition of Professor Glen Phillips; a Life Member at our centre, our Edith Cowan University Liaison, PCWC Committee Member and a longstanding supporter of the Peter Cowan Writers' Centre Inc. Glen's poetry has been widely published in anthologies, journals and newspapers throughout Australia and internationally. Poets are now invited to submit their entries for this competition.

The competition has an open theme with up to 50 lines of poetry allowed per entry. Entrants must be Australian residents and may submit up to five poems in the competition.

Entries must be unpublished works, not on offer for publication before the announcement of the prize winners, and not have been recognised in any other competition*.

*Further information, full guidelines and entry forms are available at the links below:

2012 Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize Flyer
2012 Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize Guidelines & Entry

Q&A Responses from Janet Jackson

* Please note, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view our forms. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader here:

If the form does not open on your web browser, you can right click on each of the links and select Save Target As to resave the file as a PDF on your PC. You should then be able to open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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