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.
- An invitation for WA writers to apply to the 2021-2023 Four Centres Emerging Writers Program – PCWC APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED! The Four Centres Emerging Writers Program is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and is administered by Fremantle Press. The program, which is a series of workshops, mentorships and …Read More »
- Date: Revised to Sunday, 25 July 2021 – please note the new date! 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 …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 »