Join us and meet other writers!

In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.

Flame Trees in the Courtyard

Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.

Friendly Fauna

Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!

Always be on the lookout for strange characters

They will make an interesting plot.

Haiku for Joyce

concrete two-seater
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art

Monday, May 28, 2012

Only 3 places left! Short Fiction Workshop with Susan Midalia - 27th July, 2012

Only 3 places left!

Writing at the Centre/OOTA proudly presents a Friday morning workshop on 27th July with Susan Midalia (10am-noon).This workshop aligns with our previous study of short fiction. Susan has published a collection of short stories called A History of the Beanbag (UWA Press). Cost is $25 for OOTA members. $30 non-OOTA members. For Prepaid Bookings: contact Helen Hagemann during class or email:

About Susan
Susan Midalia grew up in the Western Australian wheatbelt. She has taught for many years at tertiary and secondary levels and currently works as a freelance editor. Susan has published articles on contemporary Australian women’s fiction in Australian and international literary journals. In 2006, she was awarded the Todhunter Literary Award and her short fiction has been published in publications such as Salt, Westerly and Wet Ink. She is married and has two adult sons.

For prepaid bookings - Contact: Helen Hagemann - or Phone 0404666156
Download booking form here

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Out of Pocket - A Celebration - starring Gordon MacNish and Helen Brett

Please note: time change!

OOTA proudly announces our first seasonal meeting at the Fremantle Arts Centre. This year we are conducting a dedication for the Directors of Pocket Theatre. Gordon MacNish and Helen Brett. Since the theatre's closure we decided to host an event called "Out of Pocket - a Celebration" to mark the hard work and longevity of the theatre and its co-founders.
All members are cordially invited to our celebration on Friday, 8th June at 11.30am in Room 2, Upstairs, North Wing, the Fremantle Arts Centre. We will later adjourn to the FAC Cafe for meals, etc. (optional)  at 12.30pm.

We would love to see as many members as possible to help pay tribute to a hard working team that we came to love as Pocket Theatre. Please join us for the entertainment in Room 2 or for meals & drinks at the FAC Cafe. Or both!
We would appreciate an RSVP to gauge numbers for the cafe staff!
Please reply to  

Venue: Room 2, Upstairs, North Wing, FAC

Date/time: 11.30am: Friday, 8th June

Reprint Poetry - republish your best work!

Reprint Poetry provides an additional home to previously published poems that deserve to be read again. We are particularly interested in (but by no means restricted to) works that are already published but difficult to find. Our aim is to re-call, re-discover, re-turn to and re-possess these beautiful, poetic and amazing pieces.

Check out Reprint Poetry

Sunday, May 6, 2012

dotdotdash # 9 - Out now - Members to Collect their membership copy!

dotdotdash  #9 - The latest edition of dotdotdash has now arrived!
In order to save postage, we’d like (if at all possible) OOTA members to collect their free copy from Fremantle Arts Centre on a Friday lunch-time over the next couple of weeks. If you are unable to collect your copy, we will mail it to you in due course. If you have recently changed your postal address, please send details to Carolyn:


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