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The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, affectionately known as KSP or Katharine's Place, is dedicated to encouraging Western Australian authors and running writing related activities in the former home of celebrated Australian writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard.
The ambience of the place, and the encouraging attitude of all those concerned with it, can do nothing but further enhance and nurture a writer's career.Susan Laura Sullivan
Poet, novelist and former KSP writer-in-residence
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is the oldest of its kind in Australia. The heritage-listed centre is located in the leafy Perth Hills, in the former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and The Goldfields Trilogy. The centre hosts a premiere writer-in-residence program with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts. In addition, the Centre runs workshops, author talks, writers' festivals, retreats, manuscript assessments, competitions, and an extensive youth program, all designed to help and encourage writers at all levels of the craft.
The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is run under the auspices of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Inc. Since its inception in 1985, this non-profit organisation has played an integral role in the development and promotion of Western Australian writing.