Pages Navigation Menu


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...

Read More

Competitions Calendar

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013

Up for a challenge? If you are looking for a competition to enter, check out the FAWWA Competitions...

Read More

Like us on Facebook!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012

      The Facebook page will not only keep you up to date with all events, but also promote interesting articles and information about Australian writers....

Read More

An Appetite for Writing with Cath Drake

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012

Join us at Mattie Furphy House at 11am on Sunday 14th of October for Cath’s informative and imaginative look at food and writing. The workshop will include making and enjoying lunch together in the restored heritage loungeroom of Mattie’s beautiful home....

Read More

Buy the Australian Writer’s Marketplace from the Tom Collins house

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012

  “Every contact you will ever need to succeed in the writing business”   Drop by either on a  Tuesday or Thursday 10am – 5pm and purchase this valuable little book. The Queensland writers centre compiled this book to create the 2011/2012 edition. Cost: $49.95 Cash & Credit card accepted.   Address: Bush Heritage Precinct next to Allen Park, Kirkwood Street, Swanbourne Please phone: +61 8 9384 4771   or   Email:  for any questions...

Read More

Accommodation for Writers at Mattie Furphy House

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

Looking for a quiet place to write? Mattie Furphy House is now open to provide accommodation for writers at all times when it is not occupied by writers-in-residence. The space includes the  bedroom, bathroom, private vestibule and library. The other rooms in the house – the main room, dining room, kitchen, and disabled toilet – are shared with groups using the house for meetings, workshops etc. Charges for accommodation are: one night $60, two nights $120, a week $400. For any questions please contact the office on 9384 4771 or...

Read More