Sean Cowan

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Sean Cowan was a reporter at The West Australian for 14 years, much of which was spent reporting on organised crime. He won several journalism awards during this period, including the WA Journalist of the Year award on three occasions. The last of those awards was received in 2010 when he was recognised for a 10-part investigative series on WA’s organised crime scene since the 1970s. After leaving The West Australian in 2012, Cowan worked for four years as a journalism lecturer at Curtin University and earned a First Class Honours in History at Murdoch University. He is currently the Managing Editor for Australian Community Media’s regional operations in Western Australia and has written an as-yet unpublished series on crime in Perth in the first half of the 20th century.

An illustration of a person walking in the dark with a magnifying glass
Dec
12
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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Dec
10
Join Dennis Haskell, Krishna Sen and Marcella Polain to celebrate the centenary of PEN International. Book Online
An illustration of a person walking in the dark with a magnifying glass
Dec
12
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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Dec
14
Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar believe it's never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference.  Book Online
A black and white edit of two portraits. One is of Roanna and one is of Chris
Dec
14
Roanna and Chris will discuss writing practice, difficulties encountered in the literary world, what it means to write about tolerance and intolerance while breaking out of the dominant narrative, and much more. Book Online
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