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First Draft Writers Group

3rd Sunday of each month
20th March 1pm to 3pm

17th April 1pm to 3pm

15th May 1pm to 3pm

19th June 1pm to 3pm

17th July 1pm to 3pm

21st August 1pm to 3pm

18th September 1pm to 3pm

16th October 1pm to 3pm

20th November 1pm to 3pm

Zoom First Draft in December

Time: 1 – 3 pm 

Convenors: Guest Convenors throughout the year.

Venue: Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre, Edith Cowan House,

Bldg 20, ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

Parking: Free parking is available in ECU Carpark 14. Enter from Lakeside Drive (please see the location map here & click on the map to enlarge it)

Cost: Free to attend but limited numbers. You will need to email the Peter Cowan Writers Centre to find out which day you can attend.

COVID-19 Requirements:  All attendees will be asked to sign a Sign In Sheet stating that they have been fully vaccinated and have not been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19 or have Covid-19 themselves.  Attendees will wear a mask at all times, except for when they are reading their manuscript to the group or commenting on another writer’s manuscript. The group will be held outside on the verandah (unless the weather prohibits this).

Group Overview

Writers are asked to bring first drafts of their work for peer feedback. Each writer will be allocated approximately 8 minutes to read their manuscript to the group. There are no writing exercises, it is solely for writers to read aloud their work and receive feedback.

All group members are encouraged to give positive feedback and to give suggestions on alternative ways to improve a sentence or paragraph if that is deemed necessary. Everyone benefits from the knowledge and expertise of the individual group members.

We have chosen the term ‘First Draft’ as this implies that the piece presented is a work in progress, and with suggestions and feedback it can be improved.

Please email the Centre on PeterCowanWritersCentre@outlook.com to register your interest stating the day/days you would like to attend.