Kevin Price is a novelist, PhD research candidate in Creative Writing and Education, and a secondary English teacher. Between 2005 and 2015 he taught a program of creative writing in Western Australian schools and writers centres called the Born Storytellers. The program introduced students to theories in story craft and developed practical writing skills, culminating in published anthologies of student works and a direct connection to the WA writing community. In total, the program operated in 18 schools and writing centres and published 631 student authors in 63 books that include a novella, a stage play (performed), 42 short story anthologies, 41 picture books, and an illustrated bilingual book (English and Indonesian). Students in the published works ranged across lower primary to upper high school years. A modified, non-publishing version of the program was used to great effect over two years with a full cohort of year 9 students, forming the basis of a full curriculum program aligned with General Capabilities and STEAM education.
Kevin has presented story craft programs to practitioners in the WA writing community at all major writers centres and Murdoch University, papers at teaching and editing conferences, and Professional Development workshops to secondary teachers. He is published in Writing in Education, the National Association of Writers in Education (UK) magazine, and his research interest lies in how change drives the production of story and its implications for Creative Writing and STEAM education.
He is a partner in family-owned graphic design business Logorythm, and small press publisher Crotchet Quaver. His latest novel, Kumakana: A Gronups tale, is a new Australian fairy tale of YA magical realism set in the deep south of Western Australia.