Managed by the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Foundation Inc, the KSP Writers' Centre is a vibrant not-for-profit incorporated organisation and registered DGR charity located in the 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 heritage-listed home and legacy of celebrated Australian author Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969).

The KSP Writers' Centre is proud to support the development of literary work by hosting a number of annual residencies for Australian writers.

APPLICATION ENQUIRIES: Contact the KSP Writers’ Centre office on 08 9294 1872 or Office hours are 10am-2pm AWST, Monday-Friday.

Important Notes for Applicants

  • Information about the residency can be found on the KSP website.
  • Please also consider the Terms of Use (see bottom of application form) and read the category guidelines carefully to ensure your eligibility before submitting an application. Applicants must be current KSP members.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • KSP's Established Category position offers a $2,000 AUD contract salary for a full-time period residing at the Centre for two-four consecutive weeks, dates negotiable with successful applicant. One position is available in 2025. Experience in the preparation and conducting of workshops and/or seminars is essential for applicants in this category.
  • Please ensure you download the Supporting Residency Document template from the KSP website and complete all required sections. You will be asked to upload this as a .doc or .docx attachment as part of this application. Applicants who do not submit this specific template will be deemed ineligible.
  • All applicants will be notified approximately five weeks after the deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within this time for an interview with the Selection Panel.

The KSP Writer-in-Residence Program is funded by the KSP Foundation Inc and supported by the Shire of Mundaring.

KSP Writers' Centre