In the leafy grounds and hibiscus shade of the Fremantle Arts Centre Café.
Take your time to feel the energy of leaf power.
Oh good, a bunch of writers with food!
They will make an interesting plot.
come, come, all writers sit on
my hard art
Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
in the Pavilion at Fremantle Arts Centre
Please bring a plate to share
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
10th October 1.00-4.00pm
@ Fremantle Arts Centre, Upstairs, Room 3 Cost $25
Then you will need to pay to secure your place:
By direct debit (your name/marathon in the description)
BSB 306408 A/C 0462814 Or post a cheque to OOTA Writers’ PO Box 142, Fremantle, 6959.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
a collection of poetry by Jan Napier
To be launched by Kevin Gillam
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Enter the Creative Writing Award by 31 August
There is one week to go to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award! Register by 31 August to be in with a chance of winning £500 plus publication in an inspiring anthology of new writing.
The Award is dedicated to supporting and championing creative talent from around the world, and is a celebration of outstanding poetry and short fiction. Judges include literary experts such as Arifa Akbar, Literary Editor of The Independent and inewspapers.
- £500 Poetry winner courtesy of Aesthetica
- £500 Short Fiction winner courtesy of Aesthetica
- Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology
- One year subscription to Granta
- Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
Sunday, July 26, 2015
– $1000 plus a mixed pack of wine from Delatite Winery and publication in SALA Short Stories 2015
Local author prize
– $500 plus publication in SALA Short Stories 2015
Publication for up to 20 submissions
– we’ll offer publication in SALA Short Stories 2015 to up to 20 additional submissions. SALA Short Stories 2015 will be a gorgeous collection showcasing the best submissions we receive.
Entries close at midnight on Friday 18 Sept 2015 and must be submitted with an entry form
Judge for the SALA Short Story prize Laurie Steed will judge of the prize in 2015.
Laurie Steed is an author of award-winning literary fiction. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, The Sleepers Almanac and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The University of Iowa, The Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Varuna, Writers Victoria, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre and The Fellowship of Writers (WA). – See more at: lauriesteed.com
Monday, July 13, 2015
The launch will be held on Friday the 17th of July, at the UWA Boat Shed, from 6pm. The issue will be launched by the wonderful Susan Midalia, and drinks and nibbles will be on offer. The Boat Shed is accessed via the Hackett Drive car park, just off the Stirling Hwy/Mounts Bay Rd. We hope to see you all there!>br< The issue features a wonderful array of works, new fiction and poetry, and some fascinating essays. Highlights include previously unpublished work from Dorothy Hewett, and photography from Randolph Stow compiled in a beautiful essay from Kate Rendell
The Editors look forward to welcoming this issue into the world!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Congratulations are in order to all OOTA writers who took out (nearly all) of the major prizes for the PCWC Patron's Poetry Prize 2015. Shane McCauley (Tutor at Writing at the Centre, FAC) 1st prize, for ‘Shape Shifter’, Second Prize was awarded to Christopher Konrad for ‘East Gippsland and other Enoch Anecdotes’, and Third Prize was awarded to Julie Watts for ‘Chyna’, Carolyn Abbs received a Highly Commended for ‘Girl at Bus Stop’ and Rose van Son for ‘History Lesson'. Christ Konrad also received a Commended for 'Warri & Yatungka'.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO JOIN OOTA (Out of the Asylum Writers Inc) and position yourself amongst the top poets and writers in Fremantle. Membership runs from July to June each year and a membership copy of Westerly is also in the offer. You can download a membership form here or write to email@example.com
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Room 3, Upstairs in the North Wing
Laurie Steed is an author and Ph.D Candidate at the University of Western Australia. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in Best Australian Stories, The Age, the Review of Australian Fiction, Australian Book Review and elsewhere. He is a member of the Margaret River Press Editorial Board, the winner of the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize, and a past recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Sozopol Fiction Seminars and Varuna The Writers House. He lives in Perth and is a member of Out of the Asylum Writers Group, Fremantle: Western Australia.
Guy Salvidge was born in England in 1981 and moved to Western Australia in 1990. In 1996, he won the Roy Grace English Scholarship for short fiction, which motivated him to pursue a writing career. Guy studied English at Curtin University, majoring in Literature and Creative Writing, and graduated in 2002 with Honours. Completing a Graduate Diploma in Education in 2005, Guy embarked on a career as a high-school English teacher. He lives in the Avon Valley with his wife and children. Guy's first novel to see print, The Kingdom of Four Rivers, was published in 2009 by Equilibrium Books. His second, Yellowcake Springs, won the 2011 IP Picks Best Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Norma K Hemming Award. The sequel, Yellowcake Summer was published in 2013. Guy is currently working on a crime novel Thirsty Work (which he started in 2013 while Writer-in-Residence at the KSP Writers' Centre) and he is the co-editor (with Andrez Bergen) of The Tobacco Stained Sky: An Anthology of Post Apocalyptic Noir. In 2013, his short stories were published in Alien Sky, The Tobacco-Stained Sky, Tincture Journal and The Great Unknown.
All inquiries (to 5th June) to Helen Hagemann @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Poetry Fri 24th, 1pm-3pm with Shane McCauley
Prose Fri 1st, 1pm-3pm with Helen Hagemann
Poetry Fri 8th, 1pm-3pm with Shane McCauley
Prose Fri 15th, 1pm-3pm with Helen Hagemann
Poetry Fri 22nd, 1pm-3pm with Shane McCauley
Prose Fri 29th, 1pm-3pm with Helen Hagemann
JUNE - Please note that Helen Hagemann is away until 10th July 2015
and Laurie Steed and Guy Salvidge will each run a workshop
Check out: http://writingatcentre.blogspot.com.au
Poetry Fri 5th, 1pm-3pm with Shane McCauley
Prose Fri 12th, 1pm-3pm with Laurie Steed
Poetry Fri 19th, 1pm-3pm with Shane McCauley
Prose Fri 26th, 1pm-3pm with Guy Salvidge
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
For several years now, Overland has been hosting a number of prestigious prizes, with support from organisations such as the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Victoria University, Story Wines and the National Union of Workers.
To save you having to keep track of when they open and close, we've made this handy list @
Monday, February 23, 2015
Entries are open until Friday 27 March 2015 and will be judged by an expert panel from Edith Cowan University. There are two categories aimed specifically at young writers: one for primary and one for secondary school aged. A third category is open for all ages. There is an impressive range of prizes on offer including a week's residency at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writer's retreat for the open category winner to absorb themselves in their craft.
An entry forms is attached to this email and is available for download from our website by visiting this link - http://www.bunburyentertainment.com/view/individual/shore-lines-2015.
Not sure where to start? Why not attend a free workshop at BREC? We will be holding a Writing for Performance workshop this Thursday, 26 February from 6-8pm. Please note that workshop places are strictly limited so registration is essential by emailing email@example.com.
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Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
CALLING ALL WRITERS: Win a 1-on-1 meeting with Pan Macmillan’s Commissioning Editor!
Those wonderful folks at Pan Macmillan have done it again for aspiring writers, putting the incredible opportunity of a 1-on-1 meeting with their Commissioning Editor up for grabs in a new competition!
To celebrate the release of Bad Romeo, they’re asking you to submit a 1000-word story using the characters from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday the 3rd of April!
Pretty easy huh?
Make sure your submission is in 12pt Times New Roman font and double spaced, and be sure to include 100 words about yourself, including any websites, blog or social media pages, as well as any previously published or self-published works. You must be an Australian or New Zealand resident to enter.
Don’t forget, this opportunity is brought to you by the new release Bad Romeo, which may have the best tagline of 2015 so far.
The heart wants what it wants…
and sometimes it wants something bad.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Creative Writing Classes for the Writer in You
Shane McCauley and Helen Hagemann offer friendly, insightful and erudite classes at the Fremantle Arts Centre, every Friday from 1pm. Why not join us, together with members of the Out of the Asylum Writers Group, for some informative and fun writing classes. Shane conducts the poetry class on alternate Fridays to the Prose class with Helen Hagemann.
Fremantle Arts Centre, Room 3, upstairs in the main building. Shane's first class is this Friday, 16th January @ 1pm. Helen starts the Prose class on Friday, 6th February. All welcome!
Helen is a prize-winning poet with poetry and prose published in major Australian literary journals. In 2004, she won an ASA poetry mentorship studying with NSW poet, Jean Kent. In 2008, she won a Varuna Longlines/ Poetry workshop in Katoomba, NSW. In association with the Australian Poetry Centre's New Poets Program her collection, Evangelyne & Other Poems, was published in 2009. Her recent collection of Arc & Shadow was published by Sunline Press, 2013. Helen teaches with the benefits of an MA in Creative Writing, writing short stories, prose poetry, and bringing a second novel to completion. Her classes are informative, fun and often filled with surprises.
Duration of course: February - December —no booking required.
These are casual (alternate poetry/prose) fortnightly classes. Fridays, 1pm. Cost $20 OOTA member, $25 Non-OOTA member.
So why not come along, try us out, we cater to beginners with no pressure. You can learn to write prose, (mainly the short story & techniques) and poetry with established West Australian poets? Find us also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WritingattheCentre