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Kick Start your Writing Life-Dr Maureen-Helen 28 June
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Editing Your Poetry - Shane McCauley 30 May 2015
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Sharing Your Writing:Mulitimedia Formats with Angelino Schintu 2 May 2015
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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
    May 2015: PC600SS
    July 2015: Patron's Prize for Poets
    Sep 2015: Trudy Graham/Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose
    Oct 2015: 20th Anniversary 600 Word Short Story and 40 Lines Poetry
    Nov 2015: 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 regular 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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