Out of the Asylum Writers (OOTA) presents a new series of novel writing workshops with Helen Hagemann. The series runs each Friday fortnight, alternating with Shane McCauley’s Friday poetry class. Workshops run from 10am-noon, with the next session being on Friday 7 March. The emphasis is on writing chapters, or stand-alone work suitable for the short story. Beginners and developing writers catered for. Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St. Fremantle; Room: 2 - Upstairs in the north wing. Cost: $20 (OOTA members), $25 others. No bookings required. For details click here.
Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition
The Peter Cowan Writers Centre is calling for entries for this annual competition. Submissions must be unpublished and not have won prior recognition. Max. 600 words per story; open theme. Prizes:1st $200; 2nd $100; 3rd $50; four x Highly Commended; four x Commended Certificates. $10 for one entry, $20/three, $30/five. Entries to be post-marked by 11 April. This year the centre has introduced a new category: the Julian Cowan Youth Award for ages 12-17 years. For details see "Young Writers", below. Entry form and guidelines available soon here.