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.