The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to support the development of literary work by hosting a number of annual residencies and fellowships. This is a unique program specifically for writers, currently one of only three in Australia. We currently offer placements in the categories of Established; UpComing; Emerging; Scholarship; Established; and Fellowships. Our legacy of Writers-in-Residence spans almost 30 years and has produced hundreds of literary awards and publications across several genres as a result. For a full list of our Alumni of writers, please see here.
Despite the loss of long-term annual state government funding in 2015, KSP is committed to continuing the program with the support of the local government authority the Shire of Mundaring and Friends of Katharine.
LEARN MORE ABOUT APPLYING FOR A KSP RESIDENCY OR FELLOWSHIP
Meet KSP's 2021 Writers-in-Residence
Meet KSP's 2021 Fellows
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Aikman is a writer and artist, dedicated to novel-writing and print-making. She lives in Fremantle with her husband and four young children.
David Allan-Petale is a writer whose debut novel Locust Summer is set for publication with Fremantle Press in 2021. David worked a journalist for many years with the ABC in WA, and BBC World News and Al Jazeera in London. He now lives in Perth with his wife and daughters.
Carol is a member of KSP. She has written a series of short stories on the theme of Australian Gothic, almost finished her first novel and participated in Write-a-book-in-a-day for the past 10 years. A marriage and funeral celebrant for over 40 years, Carol has a great love of storytelling.
Christine is a Melbourne fiction writer. Her debut historical novel 'No Small Shame' was published by Ventura Press (Impact Press) 2020. In 2019, Christine was awarded the HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency. She is a Varuna Alumni and holds a Master of Creative Writing (RMIT).
Samuel Elliott is a Sydney-based author and interviewer of debut novelists. His work has appeared in The Southerly, Verandah, and The Big Issue, among others.
Lindsay was born and raised in Perth, WA. Her professional background is in advertising and marketing, but please don’t hold that against her. Having three young children, and being a child once herself, Lindsay has always had a great love of children’s books, both reading and writing them.
Ashley is the author of How to Be Australian and My Name Is Revenge, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards and the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in Griffith Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more.
Gabriel Maddock is currently completing her PhD project entitled White City: A History of Place, which investigates the layered identity of Perth’s first modern amusement park. Her work explores the hidden histories of people who went to or performed at White City in the 1920s.
Dr Sandra Mann is a YA contemporary crime novelist who grew up in a small town famous for murder and meth labs. She’s worked as a cleaner, a university lecturer and a hydrogen researcher. Sandra lives in Perth with her partner and their two terriers, who are mostly good boys.
James McKenzie Watson writes fiction with a focus on rural Australian experiences. He has been recognised in competitions including the Newcastle Short Story Award, Grieve Writing Competition and Kingdom of Ironfest unpublished novel award. He works as a critical care nurse in regional NSW.
Born in 1972, Jennifer is from the 'Other Stolen Generation'. Removed from her mother as a newborn by Australia's Forced Adoption Policy & 'given' to a childless couple. A registered nurse for 30 years, Jennifer is studying History and Literature. She lives in Albany with her husband & 3 children.
Elaine is a writer and educator currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Her work has been published with Reflex Press, The Suburban Review, and others. Her work has previously been longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2020 and highly commended in the National Flash Fiction Day (UK) Award.
Daphne has been coming to Australia for over ten years and now lives here permanently. She writes poems, flash fiction and short stories which vary from the darkly humorous to the vaguely sinister. Her work is published in print/on line in magazines and anthologies internationally.
Michele is a former newspaper editor & journalist of 27 years, published author, blogger & media officer. She has written a 53k word manuscript in need of serious attention. She writes all day in her head & via keyboard or pen, to produce fact & fiction, professionally & unprofessionally.
Tabetha is the author of several published short stories, and is the former chairwoman of both WritingWA and the KSP Writers' Centre. Tabetha is currently working on her full-length novel, Meet Your Match as well as compiling a collection of her previously unpublished short stories.
Kathy Prokhovnik is working on her second novel and a narrative non-fiction history of Sydney. She blogs at http://kathyprokhovnik.com/. She has been successful in many Australian short story writing competitions and been published in anthologies and online and print journals.
Cassandra is a mother of 2 and Autistic writer living in Perth. Her passion is writing diverse and inclusive characters. Cassandra has studied writing and children’s literature at Edith Cowan University and is completing her Master’s at Macquarie University. She is currently working on her first novel.
Kathy is a journalist and writer who was awarded a fellowship at KSP in 2019. She has won several short story contests and has twice been awarded residencies at Varuna in the Blue Mountains.
Sari Smith has published short fiction, memoir and essays in literary journals and anthologies. She has taught in universities in WA and Victoria and is currently working on a collection of linked stories set in the sixties.
Trish is a social worker by day, and writer by night. She is inspired by real life stories—of relationships, connection and disconnection, crisis and courage—that she has witnessed and worked with. Trish’s novel, The Seventh Sister, was shortlisted for the 2018 T.A.G Hungerford award.