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Welcome Writers

The Peter Cowan Writing Centre provides an ongoing source of support and development for emerging and established creative writers within the northern suburbs of Perth. It has continued to grow and offer a range of writing opportunities for its membership and the wider writing community.

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 We do not publish manuscripts or offer a manuscript assessment or manuscript editing service

 

News and Updates

  • New Monthly Write-in Group commencing 13 March 2021!

    New Monthly Write-in Group commencing 13 March 2021!

    Frequency: 2nd Saturday of every month excluding December 2021 and January 2022 Time:  10 am to 12 noon   Convenors: Trine Larsen and Julie Bowyer Venue: Edith Cowan House, Building 20, ECU Joondalup Campus,  270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup Parking: Free. ECU Carpark 14 (enter from Lakeside Drive) – please see the map on our home page Group Overview: …Read More »
workshops
  • How to Rescue a Comatose Story with Daphne Milne

    How to Rescue a Comatose Story with Daphne Milne

      Join Daphne Milne, storyteller and poet, for an afternoon unlocking and reviving the potential of your stories.    Daphne Milne Daphne writes short stories, flash fiction and prose poems which vary from the darkly humorous to the vaguely sinister. Her work has been published in magazines and anthologies including Aether and Ichor, Acumen, Sarasvati, …Read More »
competition
  • 2021 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

    2021 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition

    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 for ... Read more...Read More »