Meet the KSP Team

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Elizabeth is a published poet living in Perth, WA. Her poems have been published in Quadrant, Indigo, Zadok, Cottonmouth and Poetry D ’Amour.  She teaches poetry workshops on ‘Writing your Stories into Poems’ in community spaces. She is a guest reviewer for Seesaw Magazine and editor for Wild Weeds Press. Elizabeth is passionate about connecting and promoting local writers and artists. In her other life she works in a community library dreaming of all the books she’d love to read.

Chairperson

Elizabeth Lewis

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Robert holds a CPA in accounting and has served as a KSP Public Fund trustee for 10 years, as well as holding the role of Treasurer for four years. He is a former Shire of Mundaring councillor, current bee-keeper and committee member for the Mahogany Creek Hall.

Treasurer

Robert Perks CPA

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Lisa is a published fiction writer who has previously worked in IT and as a counsellor at a UK Crisis Service. She brings to the KSP Writers’ Centre a wealth of experience in both technological processes and person-centred skills. Lisa became the secretary in 2015 and is now also the Executive Officer for Wild Weeds Press, and the KSP retreats coordinator.

Secretary; Wild Weeds Press EO

Lisa Wolstenholme

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Valerie is a secondary school teacher and researcher/writer. Her first book The House that Was Built in a Day: Anzac Cottage (UWA Publishing, 2007) was awarded a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 2008. Valerie was the convenor of KSP’s 2013 Anzac Centenary social history book, Blackboy Hill is Calling. Valerie has twice won the City of Vincent’s Local History Awards, formerly served on the Australian Fellowship of Writers WA (FAWWA) committee and has been a KSP-member for over 15 years.

Board of Management

Valerie Everett

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Fern has volunteered at the KSP Writers' Centre since 2014, and has made an incredible difference in developing the heritage-listed KSP gardens. She coordinates work teams and provides training for other garden volunteers. She has also developed a unique heritage garden tour. A former nursery manager and member of Mundaring in Transition, Fern brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and warmth to the Centre. In 2015 she was awarded KSP Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her work.

Gardening Coordinator

Fern Pendragon

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Shannon became the KSP newsletter editor in 2012 and joined the Board of Management in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Writing from Edith Cowan University with minors in editing and publishing, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. She has previously worked as a book-seller, freelance editor and human resources officer, and is a published short-fiction author.

Director

Shannon Coyle

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Professor Glen Phillips is an internationally known poet, fiction writer, teacher and Director of the Landscape Centre at Edith Cowan University. At the first KSP Committee Meeting on 14 August 1985, Glen was elected as Chairperson. Glen currently plays an active role in guiding the Board of Management as needed and in supporting the Centre’s activities.

Patron

Prof. Glen Phillips

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Mardi has facilitated the Social History Writing Group (Past Tense) since its inception in 2002, and the Poetry Group (Poets@KSP) since 2008. She has published ten books of poetry and social history, and won numerous awards in several genres. Each year she edits the anthologies for her groups and organises selection panels for KSP's Writer-in-Residence program.

Board; LitCom Coordinator

Mardi May

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Michael joined the KSP Board at the AGM in October 2015. He is passionate about history, writing and mental health. Michael has worked for the Australian army and psychiatric hospitals around the country. Since settling in the Perth hills area, he has served on many local committees.

Board of Management

Michael Kyd

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Shey Marque is a medical scientist, poet and fiction writer. She holds a PhD and worked as a haematology scientist in Australia and New Zealand before completing a Master of Arts (Writing). A former Board Member and Coordinator of the KSP Writers' Centre, her current role is Coordinator of Hospital Poets Australia. Her poetry has twice won The Karen W Treanor Poetry Prize and been placed in several competitions. Many other poems are published in literary journals including Cordite Poetry Review, Westerly, Award Winning Australian Writing 2014, and 2015, Australian Love Poems 2013 and others. Her first collection, Aporiac, was published in 2017 with USA publisher Finishing Line Press.

Hospital Poets Coordinator

Dr Shey Marque

KSP Life Members

Charles Staples

Glen Phillips

Sally Clarke

Christopher Prince

Eris Macdonald

Christopher Oakeley

Collin O’Brien

Mardi May

KSP Committees

Literary Advisory Committee

 

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Glen Phillips

Juliet Marillier

Brian Dibble

Melissa O'Shea

David Caddy

Guy Salvidge

Nathan Hobby

Melinda Tognini

Rashida Murphy

Gardening Committee

 

Fern Pendragon

Comet Care School

Wooroloo Prison Farm

Riley Blahusiak

Events & Marketing Committee

Lisa Wolstenholme

Shannon Coyle

Rebekah-Jane Sheedy

Taysha Sullivan

Hospital Poets Committee

 

Shey Marque

Mardi May

Maggie van Putten

Rose van Son

Marcella Polain

Ffion Murphy

KSP Writers' Centre - Supporting Your Stories

KSP WRITERS' CENTRE ACKNOWLEDGES THE ABOVE ORGANISATIONS FOR MUCH-APPRECIATED SUPPORT