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Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

Supporting Western Australia's writing community

'Furph Watercart' by Robert Williams of Perth Plein Air Painters
Perth Plein Air Painters visit Tom Collins House, August 2020



October 25th


A chance for revitalisation and renewal of our focus for the future. Nomination forms will be emailed to members shortly. We hope the new committee will consist of 10 members. Office Bearer positions include President and Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM to elect a strong and imaginative Committee to take FAWWA into 2021. 

We are delighted to announce that Amanda Curtin, will be our guest speaker, so please arrive ready for a 3pm start.  Amanda is the recent winner of the West Australian Writers Fellowship at the WA Premiers Literary Awards.  After the AGM and Amanda's talk we will serve light refreshments.

Tom Collins Poetry Prize - Opens 1st Oct

See Competitions Page for details

Listen to our Podcast featuring Scott-Patrick Mitchell




Tom Collins House


A Writers Organisation that supports writing

and writers in Western Australia

We were first founded in 1938 with the aim of supporting Western Australian writers and promoting their work.

Every month, we host writing groups, book launches, author talks, poetry readings and  more! Situated at the Tom Collins House and Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne, FAWWA is a well-respected, not for profit writers center for the Perth metropolitan and regional areas..

We welcome writers of all ages and genre and would love you to be part of our supportive community. We are here for aspiring, emerging and established writers!



The Magic of the Short

Celebrating winning authors from the last sixteen years of the Stuart Hadow Short Story Competition featuring a cornucopia of subjects and styles.

Read the Westerly review

written by Susan Midalia here

$25 plus postage

Click on Bert Vickers Library to go to our collection and search our titles

The Fellowship is proud to be a member of the Copyright Agency and has often benefited from its generous Cultural Fund. The Copyright Agency is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been standing up for creators for more than 40 years. They enable the reuse of copyright-protected words and images in return for fair payment to creators. FAWWA recommends that you ensure copyright over your own work as well as looking at what grants are available for writers. To check out the site click here.

FAWWA would like to acknowledge Lotterywest for the generous grant that supported the purchase of equipment and furniture for Mattie Furphy House.

The Four Centres Emerging Writers Program is made possible by a grant from DLGSC.

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