I have been appointed as Writer-in-Residence at Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc, Joondalup, Perth, WA, from 24 September to 21 October 2012. I will be mentoring writers and facilitating workshops in creative writing, including a workshop for the City of Joondalup Libraries, and facilitating a writer’s retreat weekend, hosted by Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc. Community activities for the residency are proudly supported by the City of Joondalup as part of the Community Cultural and Arts Development Fund. For the research component of my residency, funded by the Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc, I am continuing with the biography I am writing on Fairbridge single parents and their children. This research was initially funded by a DCA (WA) grant in 2010. My residency at Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc enables me to do follow-up research and complete the writing.