Each year KSPF is proud to promote the craft of writing by hosting a number of writers in our residency program which is funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts. The residency program includes positions for established and emerging writers as well as our young writers residency. As well as allowing each writer the time and space to work on their own writing projects, the writers participate in the events of the centre and run workshops thus sharing their knowledge and experience throughout our writing community. WIR Comments
The Writer in Residence Accommodation and three other Writers' Retreats are also available for rent by writers wishing to get away from the distractions of normal life to progress a piece of work, when it is not being used by KSP Writers in Residence. Accommodation
Felicity Castagna’s first book, Small Indiscretions (Transit Lounge, 2011) was recently published and has received positive reviews in The Age, The Sun Herald and Bookseller and Publisher, as well as being named one of the best books of 2011 by Gail Jones in the Australian Book Review. Her work has been featured on ABC Radio National, TripleJ and in magazines and anthologies including Heat, Island and Award Winning Australian Writing (MUP). In addition to this, she has been the recipient of several writing awards including The Josephine Ulrick Literature Award, an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship and The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award for Writing.
Felicity is visiting for a month from NSW. She will be giving one workshop (16 Feb), a reading (12 Feb with 3-course dinner), one mentorship, and will be critiquing at writing groups while progressing her next book.
Guy Salvidge was born in England in 1981 and moved to Western Australia in 1990. In 1996, he won the Roy Grace English Scholarship for short fiction, which motivated him to pursue a writing career. In 1998, he won first prize for his first novel, Maklorian, in the Children’s Book Week Make Your Own Story Book competition. A year later, he won the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Short Fiction Award (Young Writers) and was Highly Commended in the KSP Speculative Fiction Award (Young Writers) in 2000. More recently, he received a Commended certificate in the 2010 KSP Speculative Fiction Award. Guy studied English at Curtin University, majoring in Literature and Creative Writing, and graduated in 2002 with Honours. Completing a Graduate Diploma in Education in 2005, Guy embarked on a career as a high-school English teacher.
Guy's first novel to see print, The Kingdom of Four Rivers, was published in 2009 by Equilibrium Books. His second, Yellowcake Springs, won the 2011 IP Picks Best Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Norma K Hemming Award. A series of Guy's reviews on the work of Philip K Dick was recently published in Science Fiction Commentary 83. Guy's short story The Dying Rain will be published in Tobacco Stained Sky, an anthology of post-apocalyptic noir, in 2013. The Last First will be published in Alien Sky from the same publisher in 2013. Guy is currently working on a sequel to Yellowcake Springs, currently titled Yellowcake Summer, and he plans to start working on a suburban crime novel in 2013.
Guy is from Northam, WA. He will be giving one workshop (27th April), a reading (7th May with 3-course dinner), one mentorship, and will be critiquing at writing groups while progressing his crime novel.
Judy Johnson has been writing poetry for twenty years and has won a number of Australia’s most significant poetry prizes. She has published three full length collections with another forthcoming in early 2013. In addition she has authored a novel and a verse novel, ‘Jack’ which won the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Award for poetry. In 2011 she was awarded a month long residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland as part of the Alumni exchange program through Varuna Writer’s Centre.The project she will be working on at the KSP centre has been sponsored by an Australia Council Literature Board New Work Grant.
Judy is from NSW and will be giving one workshop (6th July), a reading (9th July with 3-course dinner), one mentorship, and will be critiquing at writing groups while progressing a significant work.
Kate Cantrell is a Brisbane-based writer, editor, and researcher (www.katecantrell.com.au). In 2011, she was short-listed in the National Grand Final of the Australia and New Zealand 3 Minute Thesis Competition for her thoughts on women’s travel writing. In 2010, she was runner up in the John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers. In 2009, she won the Bradt Travel Writing Award in London for her travel story, Somewhere There is Colour. Her work has been featured on ABC Radio National and at the Brisbane Writers Festival. Her creative writing has been published in various magazines and journals such as Swamp, Islet, Wet Ink, The Lifted Brow, Voiceworks, Stilts, Perilous Adventures, and The Sunday Mail.
Kate is a lecturer in the school of creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology. She is also the current editor of Rex: An Annual Journal of New Writing (www.rexappeal.com.au) Kate is working on a memoir called The Rain Answered.
Kate is from Queensland and will be giving one workshop (16th November), a reading (26th November with 3-course dinner), one mentorship, and will be critiquing at writing groups while progressing a significant work.
Applications for 3 positions close on 9th August 2013.