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I’m a Katharine Susannah Prichard Emerging Writer in Residence for 2013!

I’m very pleased to report that I have been successful in gaining a residency at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre for 2013! Each year, KSP (which is located in Greenmount, Western Australia) selects one ‘Established’ Writer in Residence, three ‘Emerging’ Writers in Residence, and three ‘Young’ (under 25) Writers in Residence. The other two Emerging Writers for 2013 have been chosen: they are Kate Cantrell from Brisbane and Felicity Castagna from Sydney. Both come very impressively credentialed, so I’m in good company.

KSP Writers in Residence are offered accommodation at the centre for four weeks (one week for Young Writers) and the residencies are spread throughout the year. While there, Writers in Residence work on a creative project of their choice for the bulk of their time, but they also host a three hour workshop that is open to the public, as well as hosting a literary dinner, perform readings and offer mentoring to selected KSP writers. The chalets at KSP are pretty impressive as well, having been done up in recent times. In short, it’s pretty much the dream job for a writer for four weeks.

My own residency is scheduled for April-May 2013 and by that time I hope to have completed work on my novel Yellowcake Summer, although I suspect that I may be still revising it for publication. The plan is for me to get cracking on a new project: a suburban crime novel set in the outer northern suburbs of Perth in the early noughties. I can’t wait to start work on this one! My planned workshop is called “Breaking into Publishing” and will basically try to cram everything I’ve learned about trying to get published into three hours (if that’s possible). More details will follow soon, but for now, here’s a link to the Residency page on the KSP website.

  1. gbutz
    October 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Well done Guy. I hope that both inspiration and words flow during your time at Greenmount so that we can look forward to another publication or two.

    • guysalvidge
      October 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Graeme. Yes, there are plenty more novels in the works. In fact I can see the next 2 1/2 novels stretching out ahead of me…

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