News & Updates

2014 Milmeray Writers Retreat Weekend
17-19 October 2014 
with facilitator Ken Spillman

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.

October 2014 Writer in Residence Events 

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

The judge's report is now in.

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. 


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Entries must be unpublished works, not on offer for publication before the announcement of the prize winners, and not have been recognised in any other competition*.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