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.
- Registrations now open: Click Here for more information on how to register One of the greatest joys of writing creatively is selecting the perfect sensory detail or figure of speech to spark images in a reader’s mind. Through a mix of theory, readings, and short practical exercises, participants in this workshop will learn a range …Read More »
- Workshop: Writing Effective Description and Detail Facilitator: Brooke Dunnell Date: Saturday August 20. 2022. Time: 9.30 -12.30 pm Click here to book your spot Brooke Dunnell’s short fiction has been published in Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories 2021, The Big Issue fiction edition, Westerly, Meanjin, and elsewhere. A collection of six short stories, Female(s …Read More »
- 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 several volumes of short fiction and is well known ... Read more...Read More »