Keryn is a Perth based graduate of the University of Western Australia. She has recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing and attended the retreat in January 2013 on a Varuna Fellowship Award. She is currently working on a non-fiction work entitled Bloom. Keryn is grateful for the peace and the community of writers she found at Varuna both of which were enriching experiences. She is proud to be an alumni and included in what is a wonderful writing tradition.