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FAWWA's annual memberships now open on Formstack 

Join us at the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA) and be part of the thriving and growing community of writers at beautiful Mattie Furphy House, set in peaceful, natural surrounds in Swanbourne. 

Our members range from established authors through to those just starting out.

We offer writing groups, and classes in fiction, memoir, and poetry, plus exclusive access to established authors and leaders of the publishing industry. 

Groups and classes are held evenings, weekdays and weekends at the historic Mattie Furphy House in the Swanbourne Heritage Precinct, and online. We also hold special events.

Annual membership for the financial year: $70, concession is $55, students $33. 

To purchase your membership on the FAWWA Formstack account, please click here


Membership benefits include: 

Welcome! Mattie Furphy House at night. Image: Holly Craig
  • Priority notice of FAWWA events 

  • Discounted rates for writing groups, events and workshops

  • Opportunities to meet established writers 

  • Monthly FAWWA e-newsletter

  • Access to the Vickers Library of WA at Tom Collins House

  • Partner promotions (when available)

  • Reciprocal member rates at KSP, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, WA Poets Inc, OOTA and other WA Writers United events

  • Opportunities to promote your work

  • Access to WA’s vibrant literary community

  • A monthly members only newsletter

Join the distinguished Fellows of FAWWA

Since its beginnings in 1938 FAWWA has honoured established writers in our community by bestowing them as Fellows.


Members who have recently achieved substantial publication are invited to apply for Fellow status.


To become a FAWWA Fellow you must:

  • Have had a substantial body of work published.

  • Have been a member of FAWWA for at least two years.


Applications should be emailed to:


A processing fee of $30 will apply. Your application should include a detailed list of published, performed or broadcast works with dates and details of publication, together with a list of literary prizes awarded for both published and unpublished works.


Contributions to newspapers, journals, ezines, websites and self-published works (except those that have received wide circulation and acclaim) should not be included.


Should the application be unsuccessful, the fee will refunded to the applicant, who may re-apply when further work has been published.

FAWWA Fellows

  • Prof. Brian Dibble

  • Betty Durston

  • Kevin Gillam

  • John Harman

  • Nicholas Hasluck

  • John Kinsella (Patron)

  • Andrew Lansdown

  • Joyce Parkes

  • Glen Phillips*

  • Barbara Temperton

  • Trevor Todd

  • Janet Woods

  • Barbara Yates-Rothwell

  • Barbara York Main

  • Norma King

  • Roland Leach

  • Pat Lowe

  • Ruth Marchant James

  • Shane Macaulay

  • Andrew Burke

  • Murray Jennings* 

  • Annamaria Weldon

  • Vivienne Glance

  • Pattie Watts

*Honorary life members

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