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Writers in Residence: Alumni

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

1998 – Trevor Todd, Julia Lawrinson 1999 – Cecily Scutt, Georgia Richter 2000 – Kevin Gillam, Tracey Ryan 2001 – Steven Dedman, Jaya Mullamby 2002 – Glynn Parry, Kate Ramage 2003 – Megan McKinley, Alan Hancock 2004 – Allan Boyd 2005 – Natasha Lester, Chris McLeod, Nola Hosking, Shevaun Cooley 2006 – Terry Whitebeach, Sarah French, Michael Farrell, Lily Chan 2007 – Bronwyne Thomason, Andrew Burke, Alli Barnard 2008 – Lucas North 2009 – Adriana Ellis, Helen Venn, Les Wicks 2010 – NO FUNDING 2011 – John Mateer, Liana Joy Christensen, Rachel Robertson, Sue Woolfe, Peter Bishop 2012 – Horst Kornberger, Janet Blagg (editor), Janet Jackson, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Christina Neubauer, Amanda Curtin (editor), Laurie Steed, Campbell Jeffreys 2013 – Robert Drewe, Iris Lavell, Jeremy Balius, Annabelle Smith...

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Ramadan Sky

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

Ramadan Sky, which was chosen from thousands of manuscripts posted on the HarperCollins website, Authonomy, tells the story of a Western woman and an Indonesian man set against the conflicting landscapes of crippling poverty, lush tropical countryside, urban pollution, Muslim culture and Indonesian black magic. Ramadan Sky is also available as an e-book on Amazon. Nichola Hunter has lived in Fremantle since 1996, coming to Perth from Melbourne to study Creative Writing and Literature at Curtin University. She works as a freelance writer and also teaches English to Adult migrants in Perth....

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FAWWA Christmas Party

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Join us this Friday for the annual FAWWA Christmas party. This year students of the Imaginal Literacy Programme 2013, facilitated by Horst Kornberger, will share some of their work. Entry is free, with tea and coffee provided. Please bring something to eat or drink to put in the communal pot. 5pm Friday 13 December, Mattie Furphy House, Cpse Lane, Allen Park, Swanbourne All...

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WHO’S AVERSE TO CHRISTMAS?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Join Well Versed at ‘The Hollow’ Amphitheatre Allen park, Swanbourne, near Tom Collins’ House Turn left into Clare Copse, off Kirkwood Street, for free parking. Sunday 15th December from 4.30 – 5.30pm admission $10 – door sales available To be sure of a seat, book with Jim and Alison on 9336 5945 or email:...

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Sad Loss of Perth Writer Lucas North

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

It is with great sadness the Australian writing community mourns the sudden and tragic death of novelist and poet, Lucas North. Lucas touched many writers’ lives through his prolific workshops and readings. I first met Lucas in 2008 at the Fellowship of Australian Writers, WA when I was a volunteer and he was our live-in writer in residence. Despite the winter cold of Tom Collins House, the possums and rickety old bed, Lucas met each day with a warm smile and quiet resilience. He was the epitome of tenacity and discipline as he tirelessly pursued his craft, even though he knew the publisher’s rejection letter well. I asked him how he continued (on his then, tenth novel) and he said he just had to keep writing, there was nothing else he wanted to do. Writers must keep writing, and...

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