Kirste is a writer and digital illustrator from the Riverland, South Australia. As Writers SA’s Riverland Coordinator, Kirste is finding ways to embed the Riverland with fun and creative events, workshops and opportunities for Riverland storytellers. She graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Writing in 2016 and since has developed projects like Letters to Blue (2020), co-facilitated the workshops Mono Club (2020) and I Feel Like Writing (2020-21) and produced the workshop mini-festival Symposium (2021) to support young writers and artists.

She is writing a young adult novel series about mermaids and magic stones. She lives for all things magical and if fairy wings don’t sprout from her back, or if fire doesn’t spark from her palms, one day, she’ll head down the path of a villain.

find Kirste’s illustration @flamedork on all socials!