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!


Upcoming Competitions

Welcome to the 2014 competition year at Peter Cowan Writers' Centre Inc.  The centre runs four, national writing competitions each year: two prose competitions, the Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition and the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose; and two poetry, the Patron's Prize for Poets, and the Glen Phillips' Poetry Prize. 


As each competition opens for entries, the centre will post the Competition Flyer, Rules of Entry and Entry Forms. 


Please note:  PCWC uses different judges each year for all our competitions. Entrants are required to use separate pen names for each entry for each competition.  Each competition is judged 'blind' so the judge does not see the author's real name during the judging process to ensure impartiality. The name of the judge for each competition is announced after entries close for that competition. Please adhere to the Rules of Entry for each competition otherwise your entry will be disqualified. 


Good luck to all entrants for our competitions. 

2014 Patron's Prize for Poets Competition

2014 PC600SS Competition

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