Join and be a part of it.

The spotlight is on our writers and illustrators

Find out more

Specialising in: Poetry

Sally Murphy loves to write and talk. A lot. So, when she's not writing, she's talking about writing. Her award winning books for children (and adults in touch with their inner child) include Pearl Verses the World and Toppling, and she has written picture books, verse novels, historical fiction and more. An enthusiastic presenter, Sally…

Read more

Catherine Noske is a writer and academic currently teaching Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia. Her short fiction and poetry has been published both in Australia and overseas, and her novel 'The Salt Madonna' has just been released with Picador (2020). She is also currently serving as the editor of Westerly Magazine (

Read more

Reneé Pettitt-Schipp’s work with asylum seekers in detention on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands inspired her first collection of poetry, 'The Sky Runs Right Through Us'. This collection was shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett manuscript prize, as well as winning the WA Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Writer in 2019. Reneé now…

Read more

Glen Phillips

Dr Glen Phillips is a poet and professor, born 1936 in Southern Cross, Western Australia. He has taught all his working life (incl. 53 years at ECU) and is internationally published, with some 40 books, 10 short stories and hundreds of poems. Director of Edith Cowan University’s International Centre for Landscape and Language, his books…

Read more

Dr. Sarah Rossetti has for many years written as a multi award winning screenwriter, with major produced credits in many genres. She is also an educator and script editor and an emerging artist (acrylics). In 2009, she attained her PhD at Murdoch University, and in 2024, Sarah's debut novel, "Nullarbor Pearl", was published by Interactive…

Read more

TINEKE VAN DER EECKEN writes poetry and autobiographical fiction. Her latest book ‘Traverse’, shortlisted for the 2016 TAG Hungerford Award was published by Wild Weeds Press in 2018. Her first book Café d'Afrique: a Personal Discovery in 2012 is a true story based on her experience of working in Zambia and running a small business…

Read more

Help us to create a state of opportunity for writers and readers in Western Australia

Together we will make a difference.  

Find out more >