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.

Pat Johnson

Committee Member

Colin Young

Committee Member

Janet Applegate

Secretary

Meet The Team

What we offer

Literary Competitions

Prose + Poetry

 

FAWWA runs two annual competitions of national literary standing:

 

The Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize

&

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize

Creative Development

Author Talks + Workshops

FAWWA is committed to connecting authors with both writers and readers. We frequently hold talks in interview formats, showcasing the author's work and allowing the audience to ask questions.

We also run workshops that focus on creativity, and the craft of writing. Whether you're aspiring, emerging or established, there is something for everyone!

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:

Collaboration

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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