What We Do
The KSP Writers' Centre exists to support writers at all levels of the craft.
The Centre is managed by the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Foundation Inc, which is a vibrant not-for-profit incorporated organisation and registered DGR charity located in the beautiful Perth Hills region of Western Australia. The Foundation was formed in 1985 to preserve Katharine's Place at 11 Old York Road and run it as a Centre dedicated to writing development, the promotion of writers and literature, and to preserve the home and legacy of celebrated Australian author Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969).
In addition to running a comprehensive calendar of events, services and activities, the KSP Foundation Board of Management - with the support of staff and an army of dedicated volunteers - adhere to a Constitution (Rules of Association - see below to download this document), and protect the heritage significance of the property according to State Heritage requirements and recommendations outlined in a Conservation Report.
KSP Organisational Objectives
To do anything that may be necessary to promote or encourage the craft of writing in all its forms in Western Australia, Australia and overseas.
To encourage the study of literature and in particular the works of Western Australian authors.
To preserve and maintain the former home and property of Katharine Susannah Prichard at 11 Old York Road, Greenmount, Western Australia.
To collect, preserve and display literary works and memorabilia associated with Katharine Susannah Prichard and to preserve her memory.
To own any real estate, or acquire any chattels, and to make such improvements as will ensure that the above objects are achieved.
To encourage and provide opportunities for community participation in the art of creative writing.
Events, Services, and Activities
The Centre boasts a premiere Writer-in-Residence program and unique youth program. In addition, annual activities include workshops, courses, writing groups, author talks, retreats, fellowships, mentoring, competitions, publishing assistance, philanthropic poetry readings, special projects, and an annual line-up of fun social events. The current literary program is brought to you thanks to the substantial support of the Shire of Mundaring, and the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Activities.
KSP Annual Reports