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The Secrets of Storytelling

2 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Uncover the techniques best-selling authors use to write acclaimed stories in this lauded writing course with award-winning author A. R. Levett.

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Book Launch: When I’m Big by Karen Blair

2 April @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ,

Join Karen Blair to celebrate her new book “When I’m Big”.

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YA Book Club April 2023

4 April @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm ,

Join Dymocks Joondalup for giveaways and chats about books. Open to book lovers of all ages who enjoy young adult and fantasy!

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Wednesday Writing Classes in the City: Grief Writing

5 April @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Asha Rajan will facilitate a series of workshops on writing about grief, with the aim of working towards a submission to the Grieve Writing Competition 2023.

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Book Launch: No Longer a Wandering Spirit by Dr Sharon Huebner & Ezzard Flowers

5 April @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come along to the official launch of No Longer a Wandering Spirit – Family and kin reclaiming the memory of Minang woman Bessy Flowers by Dr Sharon Huebner & Ezzard Flowers on Wednesday 5 April.

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Victoria Park Songwriting Series with Australian Songwriting Retreats

5 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ,

Join Rose Parker and Delilah Rose from Australian Songwriting Retreats on this four-week songwriting course designed to take you from your bedroom to the stage. Together we will hone your …

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2023 OOTA Creative Writing (Prose) Classes

6 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bruce Russell will again present a series of classes for the Out of the Asylum (OOTA) Writers’ Group. The classes are for people who want to develop their writing skills, whether it be as fiction writers or creative non-fiction writers.

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Book Launch: A Lady’s Pen by Bernice Barry

6 April @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join author Bernice Barry for this fascinating journey through the remarkable and enduring work of WA’s first internationally successful female botanist, Georgiana Molloy.

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Writing and Publishing Your Book with Dr Robert Wood

7 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop series looks at writing from the start of the creative journey until after the release of your book. It is intended to encourage and empower you with knowledge …

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PCWC Monthly Write-in Group

8 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ,

Do you struggle to find time to write in your busy schedule? The Peter Cowan Writers Centre Monthly Write-in Group may be the answer. The aim of this group is to capture words on the page, or your laptop screen, using the Pomodoro technique.

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Latest Notices

Writing WA appoints Will Yeoman as new Chief Executive Officer

Writing WA appoints Will Yeoman as new Chief Executive Officer Writing WA is delighted to announce that Will Yeoman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. An experienced literary editor, festival …

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There has never been a better time …

There has never been a better time to make a contribution to Writing WA. We are thrilled to announce that Writing WA has been selected as a recipient of a …

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2023 CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the shortlist for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Included on the shortlist are following Western Australian creators: Sean E …

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RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize

The 2023 national RD Walshe Writing for the Environment competition asks you to consider the future and write a piece of fiction up to 800 words that puts yourself in …

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Varuna Ann Moyal Non-Fiction Fellowship

The Ann Moyal Non-fiction Fellowship encourages excellence in non-fiction writing. The Fellowship aims to support writers with an Australian focus who are developing an original work drawn from the broad …

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Submissions Open: Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 10 2023


Submit up to three poems for Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 10. Please note that submissions are open to Australian Poetry subscribers only. Although there will be a focus on Queensland …

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Anthology Flash Fiction Competition

Submit flash fiction up to 250 words that is clever and unique, inspires us, and crafts a compelling story. Entry fee Early Bird: €8 per entry (until 31 May 2023) Standard …

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Anthology Travel Writing Competition

Submit travel articles up to 1,000 words that capture the reader’s attention, and convey a strong sense of the destination and the local culture. Entry fee Early Bird:  €10 per article …

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Children’s Peace Literature Award 2023

The Children’s Peace Literature Award is a biennial award to Australian authors of books for children that encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict or promote peace at the global, local …

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Submissions Open: Portside Review


Portside Review is published four times per year with issues appearing in March, June, September, and December. Submit poetry up to six pages and prose (essay, review, interview, short story) up …

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2023 Ros Spencer Poetry Contest


Submit original and unpublished poems of up to 60 lines, of any theme, for an opportunity to be published in the anthology Brushstrokes 2023. Entry fee: $10 for one entry, …

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