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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT APPLYING FOR A KSP RESIDENCY OR FELLOWSHIP

Meet KSP's 2021 Writers-in-Residence

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Suzanne Ingelbrecht

Established Writer-in-Residence

Suzanne Ingelbrecht is an award-winning Australian playwright and a previous KSP Emerging Writer-in-Residence.  Her performed and published plays include Fragmented, Blusher (a Maj Monologues Finalist), Breathe Out and I Breathe You In and the memoir play PRESENTES!, which is also available in Spanish. She is very much looking forward to writing a new play on pandemics and survival during the period of her 2021 residency.

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Matthew Chrulew

Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Matthew Chrulew is a Perth-based writer, researcher, basketball coach, and postrock enthusiast. He has published two dozen short stories, most recently in Stories of Perth, Cosmos, and Ecopunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures. His novella The Angælien Apocalypse was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award. He works as a research fellow at Curtin University, where he teaches experimental writing.

Josephine Clarke

Food for Thought Writer-in-Residence

Josephine Clarke has had poetry and short stories published in Australian journals including Westerly, Cordite and Southerly. Her work was featured in the ABR's States of Poetry WA, Series 2. Her first collection of poetry, Recipe for Risotto, was published by UWA Press in July 2020.

Eugen Bacon

Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Eugen Bacon’s writing has won, been shortlisted and commended in international awards, including the Bridport Prize, L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and Copyright Agency Prize. Publications include Writing Speculative Fiction, Macmillan (2019). Claiming T-Mo, Meerkat Press (2019). 

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Bindy Pritchard

Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Bindy Pritchard is a Perth-based writer whose fiction has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals. Pritchard’s debut collection Fabulous Lives was published in 2019 by Margaret River Press and shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for an Emerging Writer. 

Jay Anderson

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence

Jay Anderson is a writer, editor, and arts worker. He managed Centre for Stories
queer storytelling project, Bright Lights, No City, and sits on their Board. Jay has been published by Margaret River Press and is currently completing a Masters in creative writing at Curtin University.

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.

Carrie Cox

Invited Writer-in-Residence

Carrie Cox is an award-winning senior journalist, educator and author based in Perth. After 20 years of writing news and features for various publications across Australia, Carrie wrote her first novel Afternoons With Harvey Beam, published by Fremantle Press in 2018. She is now working on her second novel.

Priya Kahlon

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence

Priya is a Western Australian poet, whose work explores the ideas of identity, place in the world and the use of language to break free from the structure and expectations of modern society. Her work has been featured in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review and The Tiger Moth Review and anthologies published by Night Parrot Press and the Centre for Stories. She has also performed as part of Melbourne’s Digital Writers Festival, the Perth Literature and Ideas Festival and Perth Poetry Festival.

Meet KSP's 2021 Fellows

 

(in alphabetical order)