Resources

Here we’ve collected a few useful links for you – these links include clubs, local writing groups, performance venues and websites that will help writers build skills and collaborate. Enjoy!


Websites

CURTIN WRITERS CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE

Keep in touch with Curtin University’s Guild writing club for activities, competitions, workshops, and have contact with other student writers.

CURTIN UNIVERSITY STYLE GUIDE

This is the style guide for all Curtin University publications, and submissions to the CWC should adhere to this format.

CURTIN UNIVERSITY – THE WRITING NETWORK

The “home of Curtin’s established and emerging novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, memoirists and writers of creative non-fiction” which “supports the creative writers within the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts.” (Curtin University)

CURTIN UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTRE – ONLINE PROGRAMS (online study skills)
Complete “interactive tutorials” with “a sequence of lessons and exercises that can be done in any order that suits you” (Curtin University).

  • Better Sentences
  • Better Essays
  • Better Grammar
  • Time Management
  • Better Referencing and Better Referencing Test
  • Better Maths
  • Thinking Matters (critical thinking)
  • Better Tests
  • Better Writing
  • Study Resources

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY

CURTIN LIFE
“Find workshops and resources from The Learning Centre to get you through that assignment or lift your marks to the next level” (Curtin University).

  • Communication and Presentation Skills and Resources
  • Writing Skills and Resources
  • Study Skills and Resources
  • English Language Skills and Resources
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Skills and Resources
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Programs and Services

WRITING WA
The “peak body for writing and associated activities in WA” (Writing WA). You can explore this whole website or use these quick links:

Notes On Copyright: “Copyright protection in Australia is not dependent on registration, publication or any other formal procedure. Under the Australian Copyright Act and the Berne Convention on copyright, material is automatically protected by law from the time it is first recorded – whether that be in written or audio format. You can put the internationally recognised copyright symbol (©) on your manuscript, along with your name and the year, to indicate that the manuscript is your property and reproduction is not permitted without approval. For comprehensive information about copyright, visit the Australian Copyright Council’s website” (Writing WA).

CREATIVE COMMONS AUSTRALIA
“Creative Commons is a worldwide non-profit organisation that provides copyright owners with free licences allowing them to share, reuse and remix their material, legally” (Creative Commons Australia).

AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT COUNCIL
An “independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies” (Australian Copyright Council).

STATE LIBRARY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – LEGAL DEPOSIT

Legal Deposit is a statutory provision requiring publishers to deposit copies of their publications in a nominated collecting institute. The “Legal Deposit system ensures that the works of authors and publishers will be preserved for present and future generations” (State Library of Western Australia).

CURTIN UNIVERSITY > HUMANITIES > SCHOOL OF MEDIA, CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS

Telephone: +61 8 9266 7140

Location: 208:428

MCCA student enquiries: MCCAStudents@curtin.edu.au

  • Communication and Cultural Studies
    • Creative Writing
    • Professional Writing and Publishing
    • Literary and Cultural Studies
    • Mass Communication
    • Theatre Arts
  • Information Studies
    • Librarianship
    • Corporate Information Management
  • Internet Studies
  • Journalism
    • Journalism
    • Mass Communication (Journalism stream)
  • Screen Arts
    • Mass Communication (Corporate Screen Production stream)
    • Screen Arts
    • Visualisation and Interactive Media
  • Social Sciences and Security Studies
    • Anthropology and Sociology
    • History
    • International Relations

NANOWRIMO
A yearly international competition taking place every November – challenge yourself to write the longest novel you can in thirty days!

PIAF – Perth Writers Festival
The Perth International Arts Festival is an opportunity for authors to meet published authors, attend book signings and speeches, and learn about the world of writing and publishing.


Performance Venues

PERTH SLAM
Perth Slam – Leederville (monthly)
Perth Slam on Facebook

PERTH POETRY CLUB
Perth Poetry Club – Northbridge (weekly)
Perth Poetry Club on Facebook

VOICEBOX
Voicebox – Fremantle (monthly)
Voicebox on Facebook

Please let us know if there are other venues we can add to our list