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Homecoming

PCWC Homecoming

Since my association with PCWC in 2007, I have joined its evolution as a thriving centre for people who live in the northern suburbs. The Centre is run by volunteers who work tirelessly to achieve the objectives of the Centre: to encourage new writers; sustain exiting writers, and to promote Peter Cowan as its namesake…

As we celebrate 20 years of northern writers, it has been a great opportunity to take stock of all that has been achieved and to look forward to a bright future. My thanks to all who have gone before and to all of those who continue to work in providing ongoing services to our members and the community.

— Susan Stevens, Afterword excerpts, Homecoming

 

The book contains selected stories of Peter Cowan, especially his progression as a writer throughout his life. His personal interviews, and testimonials from his friends and colleagues are also included in the book.

Homecoming is a revelation of the history and establishment of the Peter Cowan Writers Centre. It also highlights the Edith Cowan House and the fascinations from esteemed literary personalities of Australia.

Dust Covered Limited Edition is $35 (plus postage of $7) 

Standard Book is $25 (plus postage of $7) 

Reserve your copy now, click here. Or, call (08) 9301 2282 or Email cowan05@bigpond.com

Australian Short Story Festival

The third annual Australian Short Story Festival will be held from Friday the 19th October to Sunday the 21st October at the Centre for Stories in Northbridge. This festival is a celebration of short stories, writers and oral storytellers from all over Australia.

For further details about the Australian Short Story Festival please click the Flyer, or visit the Australian Short Festival website. You can view the 2018 program at the Australian Short Festival Program. Please note that some of these workshops are free whilst others you will have to pay to attend. Even if the workshop is free you have to book ahead of time. Please click here to book.

Three of our members Josephine Taylor, Hannah van Didden and Holden Sheppard will be attending.

Josephine Taylor and Hannah van Didden are our Writers-in-Residence this year. Click here for more information.

Writing and Publishing Sector Forum

WritingWA is curating the annual WA Writing and Publishing Sector Forum, providing opportunities to network and discuss current trends, issues and opportunities in the industry.  Our very own Vice-President, Holden Sheppard will be speaking on the 11th at 11.45 am, talking about all the new exciting opportunities and events happening at the Peter Cowan Writer’s Centre in the coming months.

This forum is held over two days, the 10th and 11th of July from 9am to 5pm on both days.  Tickets cost $26.09 per day.

For more information click here.

Congratulations to PCWC member Susan Braghieri.

Congratulations to PCWC member Susan Braghieri. Susan has been awarded a two-week KSP Fellowship in 2018 to continue developing her first novel. The Fellowships are awarded via an application and merit selection process. To find out more about KSP Fellowships, go to:   http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/fellowship-program (applications for 2019 will open later in the year).

KSP Residency applications are, however, open NOW for Established, Emerging and Next Gen Residencies. Details are on the KSP website at: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/residency-program

 

Primavariants: Conversations across a Continent

 

PRIMAVARIANTS: Conversations across a Continent (poems of The Great Western Shield & New England Tablelands of NSW)

John Ryan and Glen Phillips would like to invite you to the launch of their illustrated book of spring eco-poems “Primavariants”.
ECU Professor Patrick Armstrong will launch the book, copies available $15 (launch price).

 A light lunch will be provided.

Details:
Book Launch “Primavariants” and Lunch
Date: Thursday 7th December 2017
Time: 12pm to 12.45pm
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

RSVP: Glen Phillips at: mailto:glenlyp@bigpond.com (or telephone 9272 3797)

Directions to the Centre: From Lakeside Drive to Deakin Road, enter Car Park 14. There is a visitors parking area, near the Gymnasium and Child Care Centre.  Please click the Map to Venue.

Additionally, you may wish to stay on after the book launch, for a separate free event:
The ICLL Symposium: Perth’s Lost Lakes
Time: 1pm to 5.45pm
Venue: Room 202, Building 21, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027.

Join distinguished scholars, writers and civil leaders for an afternoon of enquiry and discussion, followed by a guided tour of Joondalup Lake 5.45pm to 6.30pm..
However, as they are separate events, if you would like to attend this Symposium, you will need to register via Eventbright on this link:

Eventbright –  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/perths-lost-lakes-a-symposium-tickets-39711902369

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