Writers Centre Arts Social Clubs & Classes in Perth and Surrounds
Clubs Associations in Perth And Surrounds
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is the oldest writers' centre of its kind in Australia.
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The Centre is located in Greenmount, in the former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard, author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and The Goldfields Trilogy.
The Centre encourages and facilitates writers' readings, workshops, writers in residence and other services, all designed to help and encourage writers at all levels of the craft. A unique feature is its location in the nationally heritage listed home of Katharine Susannah Prichard, one of Australia's most gifted writers, and of Hugo Throssell a VC from the Australian Light Horse at Gallipoli.
At KSP, we offer an exciting Young Writers' program, Skills Workshops, Literary Dinners and Author Talks for the public, Open Days, book sales at Shire festivals and Historical tours. KSP has a sound recording program and runs the national Write-a-Book-in-a-Day for teams writing books and raising money for children's hospitals. Everyone is welcome to join our activities.
The ambience of the Centre is excellent for creativity and inspiration. 20-60,000 words are frequently achieved by our Writers in Residence in a four week stay, in between enjoying the interaction with local writers.
WA Poets Inc was set up in 2006 following the success of the inaugural 2005 WA Spring Poetry Festival. It was apparent that Western Australian poets wanted an organisation dedicated to providing resources and services to poets and poetry.
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WA POETS INC AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
§ Organise an annual local poetry festival that will promote local poets and improve their opportunities for professional development
§ Organise regular poetry events in association with other writing organisations to increase poets engagement with a broader public readership.
§ Develop online networks through a web-database of WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Develop a resource base for Western Australian poets and poetry in the digital space which will include information on readings, competitions and opportunities.
§ Explore and promote publishing opportunities for WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Raise awareness of WA poets and poetry locally, nationally and internationally
§ Provide opportunities to bring poets and the community together
§ Publish a quarterly online poetry and haiku journal that encourages and showcases developing, emerging and established poets’ work.
WA POETRY FESTIVAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
§ Introduce audiences to established and innovative artists of varying poetic traditions.
§ Develop a diverse, inclusive program that will provide opportunities for local poets to engage with and challenge their own craft.
§ Promote a poetry culture in WA that will promote local poets to improve their opportunities for professional development and their engagement with a broader public readership