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Applications invited for Writers in Residence 2013

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012

The 2013 Writers-In-Residence program offered by the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA will provide residencies for one established, and two emerging writers with the financial support, facilitation and writing space to develop or complete work(s) in progress.  Robert Drewe has already been chosen as Established Writer in Residence. Successful applicants are required to sign a contract of “Agreement and Terms of Conditions for Residency” prior to the commencement of any residency as set down by the selection panel and FAWWA Committee. Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 31st January 2013 Duration: The maximum duration of residency will be four weeks full time for  emerging writers. Part-time / shorter residencies may be negotiated. Allowance: Emerging Writer     - $3000.00 plus nine percent superannuation ($3270 total estimate) For full information, open the link below: Writer in Residence 2013 Application Guidelines...

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Book Length Project Group

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012

Working on a book-length project brings its own particular challenges, and often requires stamina, the ability to renew one’s enthusiasm as the project progresses, self-belief, continued belief in the project, and an ability to manage large amounts of material and sculpt it into some semblance of coherence. FAWWA runs a monthly peer-support group where members who are working on a book-length project in any genre can meet to discuss and share aspects of their working process, read excerpts from their work if desired, and build strong networks with others in the writing community. The group meets on the third Sunday morning of each month from 10.00-12.30, and is coordinated by Dr Iris Lavell. Iris has completed two full length projects – a PhD in English and Comparative Literature, and a novel to be published by Fremantle Press in 2013....

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2008 Anthology – Lines in the Sand

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

In 2007 FAWWA received a grant from the Dept of Culture and the Arts to produce an anthology celebrating the Fellowship’s 70th anniversary. After a rigourous submission and selection process, editors Glen Phillips and Julienne van Loon have assembled an astonishing collection of prose and poetry that showcases not only Western Australia’s wealth of literary talent, but also explores the depth and breadth of our modern-day milieu. From the compelling foreward by FAWWA patron, John Kinsella, to a fitting tribute and endword by acting FAWWA President, Trisha Kotai-Ewers, Lines in the Sand draws in the reader to complex worlds populated by enigmatic characters and mellifluous landscapes. Yet again, FAWWA has contributed an important endowment to Australian literature. Anthology also on sale at: Collins, Karrinyup Oxford St Books, Leederville Swanbourne Book Cafe State Library Shop, Alexander Library Subiaco Bookshop, Subiaco The...

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Lines in the Sand- LAUNCH!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

Launch of Lines in the Sand: New Western Australian writing, to celebrate 70 years of the Fellowship of Australian Writers in Western Australia, serving writers and promoting Australian Literature. Edited by Julienne van Loon (prose) & Glen Phillips (poetry), the anthology includes a Foreword by John Kinsella, Patron of FAWWA; works by established West Australian authors like Liz Byrski, Alec Choate, Hal Colebatch, Robert Drewe, Nigel Gray, Nicholas Hasluck, Bruce Russell, Tracy Ryan, Barbara Temperton, Dianne Wolfer, & Fay Zwicky, together with works by up and coming writers like Sarah French, Campbell Jefferys, Julia Lawrinson, Megan McKinlay, Claire Potter, & Georgia Richter. Grant Stone, Scholarly Resources Librarian, Murdoch University, launched the anthology, which was supported by funding from the Department for Culture & the Arts. Sarah French, Megan Mckinlay, Georgia Richter, among writers present at the Launch. The display in...

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Mattie Furphy House

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

In July 2007, FAWWA received two pieces of terrific news: LotteryWest had approved our grant application and given us just over $388,000 to restore the lovely Mattie Furphy house. Mattie Furphy House had been placed on the permanent Register of Historical Buildings in Western Australia. Such great news! Some of the best, actually, since the house was relocated in April 2005 to the Allen Park Heritage Precinct next to Tom Collins House. Since then, Mattie Furphy’s House is taking shape; it’s lovely new roof protecting it from this harsh winter. By the end of 2008, the house should be ready to take up its new guise as The Coastal Creative Centre, incorporating all artforms. Appropriately — for Mattie was a consumate artist and her father in law was none other than Joseph Furphy who wrote the great Australian novel,...

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Run a Workshop or Group

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

If you wish to run a workshop or regular group at Tom Collins House (of any type; it doesn’t have to be related to writing), the Fellowship would be interested under the following conditions: FAWWA would promote the workshop/group in its brochure (when possible) and through other avenues such as the FAWWA web-site. We would expect the workshop presenter to undertake the principal promotion for the event. FAWWA would take bookings but expect the presenter’s contact details to be available for bookings as well. Fees for the workshop/group should be set after discussion with the administrator at FAWWA, and a discount allowed for FAWWA members. The presenter will retain all fees collected less payments due to FAWWA for room hire. The current rate for this is $15 per hour. Presenters should also provide refreshments for the participants. For a...

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