The Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation focused on providing support and development for beginner, emerging and established creative writers within the northern suburbs and wider Perth writing communities. It has continued to grow since the Centre began in 1995 and offers a range of writing opportunities for its membership and Perth writers, and further afield to Australian writers via our writing competitions.
For more information about our namesake Peter Cowan, our history and our location in Edith Cowan House, please see the About section.
- Our congratulations to PCWC member, Brooke Dunnell, who was recently awarded the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award for her manuscript The Glass House. The Glass House will be published by Fremantle Press in 2022. You can read more about Brooke’s manuscript and her biography HERE.Read More »
- Date: Sunday, 11 July 2021 Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM Workshop Overview We were all children once: good or bad, sad or happy, a sibling or an only child. Childhood experiences can be a valuable source of inspiration for a writer. In this workshop for adults, we will explore the stories we tell ourselves and the …Read More »
- THE RESULTS OF THE PC600SS Competition are now available HERE: The Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition was launched by our Centre in 2010 in honour of our namesake Peter Cowan (1914–2002), one of Western Australia’s most esteemed writers and academics. It is fitting that the competition celebrates short story writing as Peter Cowan published ... Read more...Read More »