A place for thinking
A place for writing
A place for conversation

Varuna, the National Writers House is a creative retreat and writers’ network for Australian stories and ideas.  We support bringing rigour and commitment to the writing craft; building a respectful and inclusive community; valuing of heritage and place; and making writing and creativity matter.

  • News


    Varuna News is where you'll find the latest information about programs, awards, residencies, events and workshops.

    Alumni News is where you'll find out about new works, news of Varuna's alumni, and news items posted by Alumni.

  • Thanks


    Varuna, the Writers House is assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

    CAL Cultural Fund Logo Supports Writing for Creative Audio Residency Masterclass 2014 – 2016.

  • Monthly Feature

    Monthly Feature

    The Varuna Alumni Monthly Feature is prepared each month by Varuna's Alumni News Editor Diana Jenkins.

    There are interviews and articles and we encourage you to express your views using the Comments form at the end of each Feature.