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Membership

Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre Inc.’s memberships run from 1 January to 31 December each year. However, if you are paying after 31 March, the Centre offers pro-rata rates for the remainder of the year. Please see Table 2 for the pro-rata rates.

Table 1:  Full year Membership Rates# (January to December 2021)

Standard Individual $62.00
Concession: Centrelink Card holders & Uni/TAFE students $47.00
High School Students (12-18 years) $20.00
Family (for family members residing at the same address) $77.00
Associate* (limited benefits) $25.00

#plus a small Eventbrite processing fee which Eventbrite retains

For new Members joining after 31st March each year a pro-rata rate applies. These are calculated on a quarterly basis, e.g. if you are paying after 31 March, you will pay for nine months of membership until 31 December. If you pay after 30 June, you will pay for six months of membership, while writers paying after 30 September will pay for three months of membership.

Table 2: Pro-rata Membership rates (9, 6 and 3 monthly):

– after 31 March, or 30 June, or 30 September up until December 2021

Membership Type

Rate
April – Dec
(9 months)#

Rate
July — Dec
(6 months)#

Rate
Oct — Dec
(3 months)#

Standard Individual

46.50

31.00

15.50

Centrelink Concession Card holders or Uni & TAFE students

35.25

23.50

11.75

Family (family residing at the same residential address)

57.75

38.50

19.25

Associate* (limited benefits)

18.75

12.50

6.25

Student (12-18 yrs)

15.00

10.00

5.00

#plus a small Eventbrite processing fee which Eventbrite retains

Please see the section How to Join/Renew Your Membership for payment instructions. We use Eventbrite and the membership tickets on Eventbrite will always be for the correct amount based on the category of membership you select.

Membership Benefits (for all categories excluding Associate)

  • Discount rates for PCWC workshops and special events
  • Reciprocal workshop rates at our sister centres, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and at the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA
  • PCWC is also a partner organisation in WA Writers United alongside KSP, FAWWA, OOTA, WA Poets Inc. and the Westerly Magazine. Please enquire at each organisation for discounts available at WA Writers United partner events for current financial members of PCWC.
  • Receive our e-Bulletin outlining competitions, publication opportunities and writing events on offer throughout WA and Australia, with some overseas opportunities
  • Receive our special edition e-Magazine featuring the awarded stories in our competitions (published with author permission)
  • Invitation to enter the Members Only Writing Competition
  • Writing Groups
  • 10% discount on the RRP of books purchased at Dymocks Joondalup

*Associate Member Benefits (suitable for regional/rural and interstate writers, or members of other writing centres) 

  • Receive our e-Bulletin outlining competitions, publication opportunities and writing events on offer throughout WA and Australia, with some overseas opportunities
  • Receive our special edition e-Magazine featuring the awarded stories in our competitions (published with author permission)
  • Associate members do not receive discounts on PCWC workshops or special events unless they are a current member of KSP and FAWWA Writers’ Centres.

How to Join/Renew Your Membership

  1. You can pay your membership at Eventbrite with your credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) or most bank debit cards with the Mastercard or Visa symbol. Eventbrite also offers an option to pay via your Paypal account. Note: there is a small Eventbrite processing fee for this service which Eventbrite retains.
  2. To pay, go to Eventbrite HERE. Once you are in Eventbrite on the PCWC page, click on the typewriter image on the event listing ‘2021 PCWC Memberships’, or you can click on the heading itself (2021 PCWC Memberships). Once the next screen opens, read the description re our membership categories, then click on the green tab marked ‘Tickets’. Note: there are no refunds on PCWC memberships.
  3. At the next screen, choose the category of membership you wish to pay by changing the quantity from 0 to 1. Then click on the red ‘checkout’ button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. This will take you to a screen to complete your details. Please complete all fields marked with a red * including your current e-mail address so you receive confirmation of your payment.
    After entering your payment details, please complete your name and email address again. Click the red ‘Place your Order’ tab.
  5. Make sure you record your Order/Ticket No (top of the next screen). It will also be on the e-mail confirmation you receive from Eventbrite. This number MUST be entered onto your Membership Form.
  6. Complete the Membership Form: HERE
  7. Once your payment has been processed, PCWC will issue your membership card and welcome letter.

Queries?

If you have any difficulties with your transaction or queries, please contact PCWC by using the Contact Form or e-mail us at: PeterCowanWritersCentre@outlook.com providing your name, e-mail address, phone number and the nature of your query, so we may contact you. Thank you.