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Edith Cowan House Morning


Founded in 1995 in Western Australia, the non-profit organisation, Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Inc. (PCWC) began operation as the Northern Writers’ Association.

Early in 1998, Edith Cowan University set aside a place for the centre in the newly reconstructed Edith Cowan House (pictured above and right) at its Joondalup campus. You can read more about Edith Cowan House HERE.

Our Name

The Centre is named after Peter Cowan (1914–2002), one of WA’s most esteemed writers and academics.

The grandson of Australia’s first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan, he was renowned for his short stories, a tradition perpetuated by the PCWC. You can read Peter’s biography HERE.

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