News & Updates

2014 Milmeray Writers Retreat Weekend
25-08-2014 
17-19 October 2014 
with facilitator Ken Spillman

The Glen Phillips Poetry Prize Competition
12-08-2014 

Now open for entries.  The competition closes on 3rd October 2014.  Entries must be received in our email box (cowan05@bigpond.com) or postmarked by this date.


WIR 2014: AUTHOR KEN SPILLMAN
25-07-2014 
October 2014 Writer in Residence Events 



Vivienne Glance
09-07-2014 
Create your own bite-size play, learn practical aspects of playwriting and hear your play read out in the final session.

Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose
04-06-2014 

The judge's report is now in.


Memoir, Biography & Life Writing
24-08-2014 

The first 4 sessions in an 8 part-series of workshops with Dr Maureen-Helen Sundays 1:30 pm-4:30 pm. Workshop 1 24th August, Workshop 2 7th September, Workshop 3 21st September and Workshop 4 5th October. 




Archive

WELCOME EVERYONE! Writing for Pleasure 11/02/2012

The Peter Cowan Writers' Centre (PCWC) is a friendly non-profit organisation which strives to be supportive of new writers, provide pleasure to those who write for fun, and to be an alternative for those who take creative writing seriously.

It is located in the beautiful Edith Cowan Heritage House, nestled by the lake, on the Edith Cowan University campus in Joondalup. Please click here for a map of our location.

  • Member Meetings - these keep you up to date with what is happening at the Centre and guest speakers are invited
  • Gala Awards Day - share a lunch and hear the results of the following yearly competitions
    10 May 2014: PC600SS
      5 July 2014: Patron's Prize for Poets
      6 Sep 2014: Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose
      8 Nov 2014: Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize 
  • A fortnightly E-Bulletin provides information on competitions, writing events and opportunities on offer around Australia, with some overseas opportunities. 
  • A fortnightly E-News shares what's happening at the Centre
  • Members can be published in the in-house e-magazine which also features the prize-winning stories and poems from our four, annual national writing competitions
  • Members can read their material on 89.7 Twin City FM radio (bookings are required)
  • Writing Groups

O     Each Saturday between 10 and 12 a group of writers come together to write and read their stories during 'Writing for Pleasure'

o      First Thursday of the month between 12:30 - 2:30 pm - facilitated writing sessions

o      EPIC, for serious writers working on a large piece of prose, third Sunday of the month between 1:00 - 5:00 pm.  This is a closed group so contact us for more information.

o      Poetry Editing is currently suspended

  • Script writing courses are held once a year
  • Each year an interactive Autobiography and Memoir workshop is held on Sundays
  • Four  'blind' writing competitions are held every year and judged by well-known authors and academics
  • The Management Committee meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Centre between 5:30 - 7:00 pm
 
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