WRITING CENTRES AND ORGANISATIONS
In Western Australia:
Fellowship of Australian Writers of WA:
The Fellowship offers a program of public events, writing workshops, and writing groups. This is where we operate!
writingWA provides a range of services to support emerging writers and strives to bring Western Australian writing to new audiences throughout WA and beyond.
writingWA, Alexander Library Building, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, WA 6000
Tel: 08 9228 9908
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre
Caters to writers of all ages, levels of experience and interests and are always happy to welcome new writers into the fold.
Peter Cowan Writers Centre
Support and development for emerging and established creative writers within the northern suburbs of Perth.
Rockingham Writers Centre
Rockingham Arts Centre has groups for writers at different levels of expertise and also organises regular networking meetings, guest speakers, workshops and events to promote and sell members’ books.
OOTA (Out of the Asylum Writers’ Group)
Out of the Asylum is an independent organisation which provides a framework for all writers to develop their creativity and reach audiences through publication or performance.
Society of Women Writers WA
A Perth-based writing organisation offering support, encouragement and information to women writers throughout Western Australia.
The Literature Centre
(Formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre)
A place to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing.
Old Prison Hospital, Cnr Hampton Road and Knutsford Street, Fremantle, WA 6160.
Telephone: (08) 9430 6869
The Australian Writers Centre (Perth)
Runs over 40 different writing courses throughout each year, in person and online.
The Australian Society of Authors is the professional association for Australian authors and illustrators looking after their professional interests.
Varuna at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains was the home of Eleanor and Eric Dark, and is now a retreat for writers. The Monthly Feature contains guest articles by alumni on all sorts of writerly topics.
Offers courses and workshops, and mentorships or manuscript assessments, and can provide inspiration, information or advice. Also offers a monthly magazine for members.
The Centre provides a dynamic program of activities including writing workshops, writing courses, publishing seminars, writing festivals and writing competitions, as well as mentorship opportunities, manuscript assessments and support.
QWC provides development and support to writers and is the publisher of The Australian Writer’s Marketplace.
The ACT Writers Centre is a non-profit organisation, promoting writing-based culture and supporting the professional rights and interests of writers in the ACT and region.