About Us

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA was founded in 1938 to support Western Australian writers, and promote the literature created by them.

Each month, we host writing groups, book launches, author talks and poetry readings, as well as engaging in collaborations with our fellow  writer's centres. The Vickers Library of West Australian works is also located at Tom Collins House. We welcome writers of all ages to become a part of our supportive community -

we are here for aspiring, emerging and established writers.

We also are closely involved with the Writers' Room at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.

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Peter Bibby

Committee Member

Meet The Team

What we offer

Literary Competitions

Prose + Poetry


FAWWA runs two annual competitions of national literary standing:


The Stuart and Hadow Short Story Prize


The Tom Collins Poetry Prize

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Writing Groups

Guidance + Support

FAWWA writers' centre creates links between writers to ensure that we all get the support we need, whether it be a safe space to write or an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress. Groups meet in Mattie Furphy House, where heritage and creativity come together. We also have private groups hire the venue for meetings and workshops.


Current groups:

Person Writing


Community + Outreach


Writing is an artform that goes hand in hand with other Arts disciplines. Theatre, music, visual arts, fine art and dance are all forms of storytelling. Behind every great play or movie is a script. With every great artwork is a message. Throughout the year, our program seeks to recognise this link and share the benefits of cross-discipline interaction.


FAWWA is part of the larger Perth writers' centres community: WA Writers United (WAWU). We frequently collaborate and hold join events with our counterparts, and enjoy reciprocal membership recognition. Wherever you are in WA, there will be a writers' centre ready to help you on your writing journey. 

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