Kylie Castor is a writer, editor and workshop facilitator. Her background is in marketing, communications and events, where she worked for organisations such as GE and the New York Institute of Finance. She has also freelanced as a consultant to small businesses in Sydney.
Kylie moved to Coffs Harbour in late 2014 and started her business, The Triple Sifted Word Refinery, offering copywriting and editing services, and writing workshops. In 2015 Kylie took on the role of Publicist for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, where she wrote their newsletter and developed their social media strategy in the lead up to the festival. She was also contracted by the Coffs Coast Writers Centre to write and deliver the highly successful community workshop series, ‘How to Write a Great Newsletter’ and ‘Making the Most out of MailChimp.’
In 2016 Kylie hosted the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local live streaming event at Coffs Harbour’s Jetty Memorial Theatre.
She is currently running Introduction to Journal Writing workshops on the Coffs Coast and Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to teach the joys and benefits of creative journal writing, and was invited to present her journal writing program, ‘Jump into Journal Writing’ at the inaugural Litfest2444 literary festival for young people.
Kylie is the host of the One Good Thing Storytelling Circle. Participants have an opportunity to share the good things happening in their lives, and learn surprising new skills to make their lives even better with a new guest speaker at each monthly event.
She is also a shamanic healer who uses the power of story to bring positive change to people’s lives. She’s currently hard at play on her first novel that explores Celtic myth and legend, and her own ancestral roots. You can see examples of her writing over at kyliecastor.com.