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Workshops & Programs

Keep an eye on this page, our next round of workshops will be announced in July


The Peter Cowan Writers Centre has conducted many workshops and courses in prose, poetry and memoir writing since the Centre was founded over twenty years ago. Our facilitators are all experienced presenters with literary qualifications and/or are published authors. The Centre will be running several workshops in 2021. These will be added to the website menu once registrations open.

PCWC members receive a $10 discount on our workshops, as do members of our sister centres Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre (KSP) and the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA). Our members also receive reciprocal member rates for KSP & FAWWA workshops. To secure your member discount, please quote your current PCWC membership number on the workshop registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edith Cowan House for a Peter Cowan Writers Centre workshop.

The Four Centres Emerging Writers Program

The Four Centres Emerging Writers Program will be conducted again between 2021-2023.  The Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has announced further funding for the program to assist emerging writers to develop their manuscripts and author branding skills to achieve publication. Fremantle Press will administer the program again with four, not-for-profit WA writing centres participating:

Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc.,
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre,
The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA, and
WA Poets Inc.

Each Centre will advertise their requirements and the closing date for applications for their cohort. PCWC’s application process can be found HERE:

Information on the 2018-2020 PCWC Four Centres Program and cohort can be found HERE: