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; 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

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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.


Linda Weste's recent historical verse novel Nothing Sacred won the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize, and was highly commended in the 2015 Anne Elder Award. Weste reviews poetry for Australia Council-funded journals and has a PhD in Creative Writing.
Ingrid Baring is a Melbourne writer. Her work is published in the Victorian Writer, Womankind Magazine and My Buffer Guest. She was a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre, Artist-in-Residence at Chantilly Studio, and selected for Canberra's HARDCOPY program.
A psychologist and devourer of all things YA, Ashleigh writes memoir and contemporary YA fiction to deepen readers' empathy for those on the outside. She is currently working on her first novel and has had two short stories published.
Paul came to writing later in life after attending the inaugural Envision speculative fiction five day workshop with Kim Wilkins in 2003. He was subsequently accepted into a week long mentorship with Nike Bourke and Inge Simpson at Olvar Wood.
Stella Glorie is a writer, performer, broadcaster and MC. Her work has been published in The Age, Meanjin, The Hoopla and The Big Issue, amongst others. Stella has performed her one-woman shows and monologues in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Maura Pierlot is an author and playwright based in Canberra, whose award-winning short plays have been performed in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Maura's first children's picture book has just been released, and her young adult novel is awaiting publication.
Tyson started writing after an unfortunate accident with an imagination and a pencil. Tyson has a couple of science degrees, is married with a son and a daughter, and is a vocal proponent of renewable energies and quality whiskey.
Rachael Mead is a poet, short-story writer, arts reviewer and bookseller living in South Australia. Her second book of poetry, The Flaw in the Pattern is forthcoming with UWAP in early 2018.
Alison Thompson lives in the Shoalhaven region of NSW and is a member of the Kitchen Table Poets. Several of her poems have been published in journals/anthologies and have been shortlisted/won prizes. Her chapbook Slow Skipping is available from PressPress.
Nikki Mottram has been published in the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology and short-listed for the fish Internatinoal and Hal Porter Short Story Prizes. Recently, she read a selection of her work as part of a reading series celebrating Queensland voices.
Marisa is a freelance editor, writer and journalist, Sri Lankan born, Australia based. She published her first book at 17, which was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award in 2001. She is currently a representative and elected delegate for MEAA and has sat on the State Literary Board of WA.
Warren Ward is a Brisbane-based psychiatrist with longstanding interests in philosophy, literature and European history. In 2016 he won a New Philosopher Writer's Award.
Janice was born and educated in WA. She had taught history and government at universities in Australia and overseas. She has recently published a non-fiction work A Victorian Lady's Journey to New Zealand, 2014.
Susan Braghieri is writing her first historical fiction novel set in Tasmania and Western Australia. Her short fiction and nonfiction works have received recognition in Australian and overseas competitions, and are published in several anthologies/journals.
Anthony lives near Newcastle with his wife and four children. His writing ranges from children's picture books to short stories, screenplays and novels. His work has been published in regional newspapers and national anthologies. He has an MA (Writing).
Helena Pastor lives in Armidale and is the author of Wild Boys: A Parent’s Story of Tough Love (UQP, 2015). She is also a songwriter and lyricist. Her writing has attracted two ASA Mentorships, along with residencies at Varuna and Bundanon.
Jennifer Mapleson is an emerging Western Australian writer and high school English teacher. In the past she was a professional Historian, heritage consultant and museum curator. She has an honours degree in Australian women’s history, which underpins her writing.
Shu-Ling Chua has written for Feminartsy, Peril Magazine, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, Pencilled In, Meanjin and others. Her work focuses on sex, culture, femininity and growing up and was highly commended in the 2017 Feminartsy Memoir Prize. She tweets @hellopollyanna.
Siobhan Hodge has a PhD in English, studying Sappho’s poetic legacy. She has published poems in a range of places, including Cordite, Westerly and Plumwood Mountain. She was awarded the 2017 Kalang Award and 2015 Patricia Hackett Award for poetry.
USA Today Bestselling Author Demelza Carlton has published more than 40 books to date, which have sold over a million copies worldwide. Demelza lives in Perth, Western Australia.
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