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Welcome Writers!

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.

We are a small community-based writing centre that offers writing groups, workshops and competitions. We do not publish manuscripts or offer a manuscript assessment or manuscript editing service. However, some helpful writing links to writing organisations and professional bodies can be found on our Writing Links & Publishing page here.
Details of Western Australian and Australian Publishing houses can be found here with
information on Manuscript Awards and Mentoring Opportunities here.
You can also follow the Centre on Facebook via our organisational page at: https://facebook.com/pcwcwa

Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to welcoming you to a workshop or writing group, or receiving your entries in our writing competitions.


News and Updates

  • How to Develop Engaging, Unique and Memorable Characters

    How to Develop Engaging, Unique and Memorable Characters

    Date: Sunday 14th November 2021 from 1pm to 4pm  Members/WAWU Members: $38 + Eventbrite processing fee           Non-members: $48 + Eventbrite processing fee Blurb: The presentation of lifelike and interesting characters is one of the main joys of reading fiction, and readers of all genres can name their favourite characters in an instant. But what …Read More »
  • 2021 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

    2021 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

    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 »