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.
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 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)
O Each Saturday between 10 and 12 a group of writers come together to write and read their stories during 'Writing for Pleasure'
oFirst Thursday of the month between 12:30 - 2:30 pm - facilitated writing sessions
oEPIC, 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.
oPoetry Editing is currently suspended
Script writing courses are held once a year
Each year an interactive Autobiography and Memoir workshop is held on Sundays
'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