English (but your writing can be in any language you wish)
4 weeks
Paid by host 

Salary of $2250

Paid by artist 

Travel costs

Application guidelines 

The Emerging Writer-in-Residence must be an emerging writer and have proven application to the craft of writing. This means some published material in print, visual or broadcast media. Ideally applicants should be working towards achieving their first major piece of writing.

read more about each of the writer-in-residence opportunities here

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June: short residency for young writer in residence; July: established writer in

Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Center

Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Center


The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre is the oldest writers centre of its kind in Australia. It encourages and facilitates writers' readings, workshops, writers in residence and other services whilst preserving the heritage value of the former home of leading Australian writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard.

Accommodation Information 

The KSP Writers Centre provides three individual and self contained retreats set among the trees in the garden for writers. Each retreat can sleep two, has its own ensuite shower and toilet, is equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning, cooking facilities and has access to Internet broadband.

Studio Information 

Workspace and accommodation in a heritage-listed house, the former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard, are provided. Alternative writing space in Katharine's cottage is also available.


In the hills east of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. 25 minutes from the city but far away from the noise and the stress. The centre is surrounded by gardens and Australian flora in which you can sit and read or work on your writing in peace and serenity. It has a very encouraging and inspiring atmosphere and community.

11 Old York Road
Greenmount, Western Australia 6056
+61 (08) 9294 1872

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