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Writer in Residence Program

Peter Cowan Writers Centre (PCWC) is pleased to announce Brooke Dunnell as our 2016 Writer-in-Residence.

BrookeBrooke is a Perth-born writer whose fiction has been published in the anthologies Best Australian Stories (Black Inc), New Australian Stories 2 (Scribe), Fire (Margaret River Press) and Allnighter (Cardigan Press), as well as the journals Meanjin, Westerly, :etchingsmelb and voiceworks. Her short stories have been commended in the 2013 FAWWA Hadow/Stuart Short Story Competition and the 2004 University of Canberra National Short Story Competition (tertiary section), and twice read on ABC Radio National. She has experience as an undergraduate creative writing tutor, workshop presenter and editorial assistant. Brooke has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.

Brooke will be based at PCWC for the month of September conducting creative writing workshops and consultations and working on her own residency project. Events for her residency include:

Saturday 17 September 2016: 10.00 – 12.00 pm, ‘Characterisation – Subverting and Challenging Stereotypes’ Workshop

Are you worried your characters might be a bit flat? Would you like to develop the skills to make them distinct and memorable? For more information, click here.

Saturday 17 September 2016: 1.00 pm onwards, Q&A Session with Brooke Dunnell

Do you have a question for Brooke? If so, please click here for more information.

Sunday 18 September 2016: 2.00 – 4.00 pm, Youth Workshop for 13 – 17 year olds ‘Plot and Theme in Short Stories’

Are you a teenage fiction writer keen to expand your skills? Do you want to improve how you use plot and theme in your stories? For more information, click here.

Saturday 24 September 2016: 1.30 – 4.30 pm, ‘Advanced Fiction’ Workshop

Are you interested in taking your fiction to the next level? For more information, click here.