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; NextGen; Emerging; Scholarship; Established; CALD Fellowship; Foundation Fellowship; 1st Edition Fellowship; and regular 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 a recent loss of funding, KSP is committed to continuing the program, with the support of the Shire of Mundaring and Friends of Katharine.
Meet KSP's 2018 Writers-in-Residence
Maddie is an Australian-bred performance poet, writer, theatre maker and spoken word educator. Her work aims to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues.
Maddie has performed at prestigious venues such as The Sydney Opera House (Aus), The Royal Albert Hall (UK), The Bowery Poetry Club (New York) and Glastonbury Festival.
Her first full length publication, “How To Be Held” (Burning Eye Books) was published in June 2018.
Emily is an Adelaide based writer and academic currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing. Her research and creative work revolves around feminism, toxic masculinity and young adult fantasy fiction. In 2015, she was awarded the J.M Coetzee Prize for Best Honours Thesis in English & Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Scum Mag, Equine Magazine and Meniscus Literary Journal, among others.
Tineke Van der Eecken is an artist and the Belgian-born Fremantle author of Café d’Afrique, a memoir/travelogue set in Africa, where Tineke lived and worked for a good part of her life.
Tineke writes and performs poetry, including multilingual poetry, and is a co-organiser of Poetry d'Amour in Perth. She was shortlisted for the 2016 TAG Hungerford Award, and has won the Festival Choice Award at the 2011 Ubud Readers and Writers Festival Poetry Slam.
Edwina holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from UQ, and has been writing and publishing fiction and memoir for over 13 years. In 2012, her book Thrill Seekers was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for New Writing. Her chapter book for young readers In The Dark of Night was featured in the 2016/2017 Summer reading Club. She has also had several stories published in Australian and International literary journals, including the 2014 Best Australian Stories.
Kaaron is author of many short-stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections. Two collections have won the ACT Publishers' and Writers' Award for fiction and her most recent collection, Through Splintered Walls, won a Canberra Critic's Circle Award for Fiction, two Ditmar Awards, two Australian Shadows Awards and A Shirley Jackson Award. Kaaron was shortlisted for a 2013 Bram Stoker Award.
Cath is an Australian from Perth who lives in London. Sleeping with Rivers won the 2013 Mslexia/Seren poetry pamphlet prize and was the Poetry Book Society summer choice 2014. She was included in Best Australian Poetry 2014 anthology, short-listed for for the 2012 Venture Poetry Prize and 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize, and second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School Poetry Prize. A poetry collection is forthcoming in 2020. Cath is supported by Arts Council England.
Meet KSP's 2018 Fellows
KSP's Fellows will reside at the Centre, two or three at a time, focussing on the progression of new work. They each receive a a welcome platter, subsidised stay, promotion, opportunity to network, and complimentary admission to KSP's writing groups, which also provides the opportunity for KSP's members to meet these wonderful aspiring and emerging writers.