KSP Writers-in-Residence

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.

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Meet KSP's 2022 Writers-in-Residence

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Josephine Taylor

Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Josephine Taylor is an Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University. After developing chronic gynaecological pain in 2000, she was forced to surrender her career as a psychotherapist. Years later, research into the condition informed her prize-winning PhD thesis, an investigative memoir. Now, Josephine teaches in literary fiction and creative non-fiction, and presents on her writing, chronic disorder and creativity. Her critical and creative writing has been anthologised and published widely, including in Australian Book Review, Axon, Southerly and TEXT. Eye of a Rook (Fremantle Press, 2021) is her first novel. 
Photography by Charlotte Guest.

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Sasha Wasley

Established Writer-in-Residence

Sasha Wasley was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She has completed a PhD in feminist theory and loves nature, Jane Austen and puns. Sasha has a passion for nature and lives in the Perth hills region with her family, surrounded by dogs, cats and chickens.

Photography by Trevor Sullivan.

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Lisa Collyer

Invited Writer-in-Residence

Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies and how their experiences shape their everyday lives. She is a participant in the Westerly Writers’ Development Program, The Four Centres Emerging Writers’ Program and is a member of the Voicebox collective. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online journals, including Cordite Poetry Review, Not Very Quiet, and Rabbit Journal.

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Katie Hale

Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Born in Cumbria, Katie Hale is an internationally recognised poet and novelist. Her debut novel, My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019), has been translated into multiple languages, and was shortlisted for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award. Her second poetry pamphlet, Assembly Instructions, won the Munster Chapbook Prize. A MacDowell Fellow (2019), she won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2021, and has been shortlisted for the Desperate Literature, Mslexia and Manchester Prizes. She has also written for theatre and immersive digital performance, and has featured on national radio and television. She is currently working on her second novel.

Photography by Tom Lloyd.

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Tiffany Ko

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence

Tiffany Ko is a Chinese-Australian emerging writer living and practicing on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Her work explores identity and belonging, especially within an Asian-Australian context, and has appeared in To Hold the Clouds, Liminal, Journal, Pulch Mag, Singapore Review of Books and elsewhere. She previously worked as the events marketing assistant at Fremantle Press, and is currently on the editorial committee of the online literary journal Portside Review.

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Bianca Breen

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence

Bianca Breen is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts at La Trobe University. When she's not reading or writing fantastical adventures, she’s an editor at KOS Magazine, a co-host of The YA Room, and the creator of YA for WA.

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Eleanor Limprecht

Established Writer-in-Residence

Eleanor is a writer, constant reader and writing teacher. She was born and raised in the US, Germany and Pakistan but now lives in Sydney, Australia. Her first novel, What Was Left, came out  in 2013 with Sleepers Publishing. Her second novel, Long Bay, was released in 2015. In 2018 her third novel, The Passengers, was published by Allen & Unwin. In 2022 her fourth novel, The Coast, is forthcoming with Allen & Unwin.

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Riley Faulds

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence

Riley Faulds is a student of Agricultural Science and English Literary Studies at The University of Western Australia. His poems have appeared in Rabbit, Westerly, Poetry D'Amour, and the birthday cards of family and friends. He was a participant in the 2019 Westerly Writers’ Development Program and is the 2021 Editor of Pelican Magazine. In his spare time, he plays Premier League hockey for the mighty Fremantle Magpies and works at an environmental consultancy. He loves spending time with his grandparents, who live in the South-West of WA. Estuaries delight him.

Meet KSP's 2022-2023 1st Edition Program Recipients

 

(in alphabetical order)

Meet KSP's 2022 Fellows

 

(in alphabetical order)