News & Updates

Advance Writers Course - Applications Open
Enhance your writing style by learning from some of the best published writers in WA.

Now seeking applications from emerging writers for entry into this 11 part series commencing on the 14th of June 2014.

Applications close on May 23, 2014.

NEW WORKSHOP SERIES - Memoir, Biography & Life Writing
An eight part series of workshops with Dr Maureen-Helen Sundays 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

Keeping the Imagination Alive Workshop
A three hour workshop with Kevin Gillam
Saturday, 28 June 2014, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

2014 Patron's Prize for Poets
Our patron, Professor Emeritus Andrew Taylor, invites entries for the 2014 Patron's Prize for Poets competition.

2014 PC600SS Competition - CLOSED
The 2014 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition is now open for entries! Entries close 11 April 2014

Launch for Other Voices, a collection of short stories
Saturday, 8 February 2014
3.45 pm for a 4 pm start!

Volunteer Writing Facilitators Wanted
For our Saturday morning Creative Writing Group
10 am to 12 midday
See our advert for more info!


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.

  • Monthly Meetings feature interesting guest speakers
  • A weekly E-Bulletin keeps members up to date with PCWC coming attractions
  • Members can be published in the in-house e-magazine
  • Members can read their material on 89.7 Twin City FM radio
  • Each Saturday between 10 and 12 a group of writers come together to write and read their stories during 'Writing for Pleasure'
  • Poetry editing workshops are held on the second Saturday of each month
  • Script writing courses are held once a year
  • Each year an Autobiography and Memoir workshop is held on Sundays
  • Four writing competitions are held every year and assessed by leading judges
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