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2018 KSP Literary Dinners

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KSP Writers' Centre

11 Old York Road

Greenmount

Perth, Western Australia 6056

Australia

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Travel to the Perth Hills for an intimate candle-lit dinner at a character literary restaurant venue, the heritage-listed KSP Writers' Centre. This unique event features a sumptuous three-course meal and performances by a special guest author, our feature KSP Writer-in-Residence.

Dinners are generally set up in a long table format, but we can organise separate tables by special request with at least one weeks' notice. Books sales and signings are available following the dessert course. Special dietary requirements may be catered for, but again we do ask for at least one week advance notice.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

KSP Literary Dinners are for adults aged 18+.

What should I bring to the event?

BYO alcohol if desired. Dress-up optional.


Who are featuring as the 2018 dinner guests?

13 FEBRUARY: Maddie Godfrey and Emily Palmer. Tropical Luau theme with summer cuisine. Dress: tropical.

15 MAY: Kaaron Warren. 80s retro party theme and cuisine. Dress: 80s.

3 JULY: Edwina Shaw. Christmas in July theme and cuisine. Dress: festive.

16 OCTOBER: Cath Drake. Halloween theme and Mexican cuisine. Dress: spooky.


About the special guests:

Maddie Godfrey, WA/UK (Mon 12 – Sun 26 February 2018). KSP NextGen Writer-in-Residence.

Maddie Godfrey is an Australian-bred performance poet, writer, theatre maker and spoken word educator. At age 21 she has been internationally published in anthologies, magazines, literary journals and on a poster at The University of Western Australia. Maddie has performed at prestigious venues such as The Sydney Opera House (Aus), The Royal Albert Hall (UK), The Bowery Poetry Club (New York) and Glastonbury Festival. In July 2017 she completed a residency at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Her first full length publication will be released with Burning Eye Books in June 2018. https://www.maddiegodfrey.com/

Emily Palmer, SA (Mon 12 – Sun 26 February 2018). KSP NextGen Writer-in-Residence.

Emily Francine Palmer is a creative writing PhD candidate at Adelaide university. She writes about gender, young adult fiction and bad-ass female protagonists.

Tineke Van der Eecken, WA (Mon 5 – Sun 18 March 2018). KSP Scholarship Writer-in-Residence.

Tineke Van der Eecken is an artist and the Belgian-born Fremantle author of Café d’Afrique, a memoir/travelogue set in Africa, where Tineke lived and worked for a good part of her life. Café d’Afrique is a non-fiction account of her establishment of a small business in Zambia as a young woman. Tineke writes and performs poetry, including multilingual poetry, and is a co-organiser of Poetry d'Amour, an annual love poetry event in Perth. She was shortlisted for the 2016 City of Fremantle TAG Hungerford Award, and has won the Festival Choice Award at the 2011 Ubud Readers and Writers Festival Poetry Slam, and the 2011 Karen W Treanor Poetry Award. http://www.tinekecreations.com/

Kaaron Warren, ACT (Mon 30 April – Mon 21 May 2018). KSP Established Writer-in-Residence.

Kaaron Warren is the author of many short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and four short story collections. Two of her collections have won the ACT Publishers’ and Writers’ Award for fiction, and her most recent collection, Through Splintered Walls, won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction, two Ditmar Awards, two Australian Shadows Awards and a Shirley Jackson Award. Kaaron was shortlisted for a Bram Stoker Award for the story “All You Can Do is Breathe”, and was Special Guest at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Canberra 2013. https://kaaronwarren.wordpress.com/

Edwina Shaw, QLD (Mon 18 Jun – Sun 15 July 2018). KSP Emerging Writer-in-Residence.

Edwina Shaw holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of QLD, and has been writing and publishing fiction and memoir for over thirteen years. In 2012, her book, Thrill Seekers (Ransom Publishing UK), a hard-hitting look at teenage life on the wrong side of the tracks, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for New Writing. Her new chapter book for young eaders In The Dark of Night (Raven Books UK 2016) was featured in the 2016/2017 Summer Reading Club. She has also had several stories published in Australian and International literary journals, including the 2014 Best Australian Stories collection (Black Inc.). https://edwinashaw.com/

Cath Drake, UK (Mon 24 Sep – Sun 21 Oct 2018). KSP Emerging Writer-in-Residence.

Cath Drake is an Australian poet from Perth now living in London, who has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in UK, Australia and US. In 2012, she was short-listed for the Venture Poetry Prize, awarded an Arts Council England grant and was writer in residence at the Albany Arts Centre café. Cath’s pamphlet ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ won the 2013 Mslexia/Seren poetry pamphlet prize and was the Poetry Book Society summer choice 2014. She was included in Best Australian Poetry 2014 anthology (Black Inc books) and was short-listed for the 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize. https://cathdrake.com/


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a bus stop outside the Centre on Old York Road, towards Mundaring. The Centre is located on a residential street and looks like any other house: look for the 'Katharine’s Place' wooden plaque sign and bright green letterbox out front. Parking is available in the brick driveway and in front of the hedge, also on the upper gravel level (to the right of the house) and along the street. Overflow parking can be found down the gravel driveway to the immediate left of the house (look for the No Thoroughfare sign); please drive down here slowly. Carpooling is recommended.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone the KSP Writers' Centre office 08 9294 1872 or email kspf@iinet.net.au

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, tickets cannot be transferred.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check your name off the list at the door.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Please visit the KSP Writers' Centre website to view the Cancellation Policy: http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/workshops

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KSP Writers' Centre

11 Old York Road

Greenmount

Perth, Western Australia 6056

Australia

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