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Scavenge! An Introduction to Found Poetry with Sanna Peden

Scavenge! An Introduction to Found Poetry with Sanna Peden – Code ITFPSP1

Poetry is everywhere, all it takes is for someone to write it down – or, to erase the bits that aren’t poetry. In this workshop you will learn to excavate poetry from sources that may not seem to contain any at first glance, and develop your poetic instincts in the process. The workshop is suitable for writers of any level who are interested in experimenting with different kinds of poetry, or who want to learn how to find inspiration faster.

Sanna Peden

Sanna Peden is a lapsed academic and recovering writer with an interest in character, research and performance. Sanna is a regular reader in Perth’s spoken word world; her poetry has appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Visible Ink, Westerly and is forthcoming in the Poetry D’Amour anthology. Sanna has taught writing, public speaking and research skills for several years at the University of Western Australia.

 

Title: “A Metre and a Half: Familiar and Foreign Poetic Forms” with Sanna Peden
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

Science Fiction Writing with Shane McCauley

Explore the outer limits of your imagination in this exciting, practical and enjoyable Science Fiction Writing workshop with Shane McCauley. Be prepared to encounter exhilarating and possibly disturbing aspects of the future via consideration of masters of the genre, as well as sharing your own views with like-minded others and participating in (legally) mind-expanding creative exercises. Learn how to adapt the elements of fiction – characterisation, plotting, style, point of view – to a genre which shows no sign of declining in popular appeal.

 Shane McCauley

While better known as a prize-winning poet who has had eight books and over 1300 poems published in national and overseas journals, Shane wrote his first SF story in a school exercise book in 1968, possibly when he was supposed to be studying something else. His first published story (Westerly, 1975) was SF and he published several more from the 70s to the early 90s. Since then he has focused more on poetry, but has never lost his love for the fascinating and always relevant SF genre. He has a MA (Hons) in English from the University of Sydney and is a retired TAFE and university lecturer, having taught Creative Writing, among other subjects, for nearly 40 years.

Title: “Science Fiction Writing” with Shane McCauley
Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

Capturing Character and Doing Dialogue: A Workshop for Prose Writers with Brooke Dunnell

Interesting characters and appealing dialogue are both essential to good creative writing, but it can be hard to make your characters and their speech jump off the page. Through discussion, examples and a range of activities, this workshop will help participants develop their ability to create the kinds of characters readers – and writers – want to stick with for the long haul.

Brooke Dunnell

Brooke Dunnell’s short fiction has been published in Best Australian Stories, Westerly, Meanjin, Etchings, New Australian Stories 2 and other anthologies, and has been shortlisted in the 2017 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. Brooke judged the 2017 Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose and is a past PCWC Writer-in-Residence. She has taught on a range of writing topics for both children and adults, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

Writing Memoir, Biography and Autobiography with Josephine Taylor

Writing Memoir, Biography and Autobiography with Josephine Taylor – Code WMBAJT1

In this workshop, Josephine will outline the different forms of life writing, and explore how real-life experiences and creative writing techniques can be used to write effective and memorable memoir, autobiography and biography. Participants can bring draft auto/biography, but we will focus mainly on life-writing exercises, with feedback and with tips galore. Participants will discover how much fun it is to write a life!

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor from Perth, where she holds the following positions: Associate Editor, Westerly Magazine (UWA); Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University; and editorial board member, Margaret River Press. Her published work includes short forms of fiction and life-writing, and she is currently working on a book-length manuscript. Josephine teaches in the areas of creative writing, editing and Australian fiction. Her workshops are informative, vibrant and fun.

 

Title: “Writing Memoir, Biography and Autobiography” with Josephine Taylor
Date: Saturday 1st April 2019
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $38 for members, $48 for non-members
Venue: Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup.

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

 

End of The Year 2018

All our workshops for 2018 have concluded and we would like to say a big thank you to the facilitators for organizing such wonderful workshops. The Centre will be closed from Thursday 13th of December until Tuesday 29th January.

Thank you to everyone who attended a workshop this year we look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

We will release the new calendar of workshops in the new year. Happy holidays!

Pathways to Publication

Saturday 17th November 2pm-4pm Spaces still available!

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 styles of writing for advice and information shared in a non-threatening environment, especially suited to early-career writers.

 

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. She is also Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, where she reviews and edits creative and scholarly writing. Her work has been anthologised and has appeared in diverse publications, including Australian Book Review, Axon and Southerly. Josephine regularly presents and facilitates in the areas of creative writing and Australian fiction. She is passionate about literature and creativity – and she loves teaching!

 

Hannah van Didden

Hannah van Didden is a Perth-based writer and book designer. Pieces of her have appeared in publications such as Southerly (Aust.), Breach (Aust.), Hippocampus Magazine (US), Atticus Review (US), and Southword Journal (Ire). While trying to stay faithful to writing novels and helping others get their writing ready for publication, she entertains a love affair with short forms. In another life, she helps others to run their projects with discipline and creativity. This balance feeds her writing—and potentially yours—when you seek her advice or come to her workshops.

 

 

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

 

Self-Editing and Submitting for Publication

Saturday 10th November 1.30pm-4.30pm

Self-Editing and Submitting for Publication with Josephine Taylor and Hannah van Didden

Join Josephine and Hannah to learn how to edit your short-form writing and ready it for submitting to publishers or competitions. With their different yet complementary backgrounds in writing, editing and publication, your facilitators bring a wealth of tips and practical exercises in relation to self-editing, organising your writing life, dealing with rejection, self-promotion, identifying the right opportunities for your style, and submitting the final version – as the best it can be!

Hannah van Didden

Hannah van Didden is a Perth-based writer and book designer. Pieces of her have appeared in publications such as Southerly (Aust.), Breach (Aust.), Hippocampus Magazine (US), Atticus Review (US), and Southword Journal (Ire). While trying to stay faithful to writing novels and helping others get their writing ready for publication, she entertains a love affair with short forms. In another life, she helps others to run their projects with discipline and creativity. This balance feeds her writing—and potentially yours—when you seek her advice or come to her workshops.

 

Josephine Taylor

Josephine Taylor is a writer and freelance editor, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. She is also Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, where she reviews and edits creative and scholarly writing. Her work has been anthologised and has appeared in diverse publications, including Australian Book Review, Axon and Southerly. Josephine regularly presents and facilitates in the areas of creative writing and Australian fiction. She is passionate about literature and creativity – and she loves teaching!

 

Please click onto our Online Registration Form to enrol immediately. For further details please click the Flyer

Call (08) 9301 2282 or email cowan05@bigpond.com for further inquiries.

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. Parking is free over weekends.

Please click the Map to Venue.

 

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