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1979 swf logoSAVE THESE DATES!! Friday 27 April to Monday 30 April 2018. We're so excited about the Blue Mountains program for this year's Sydney Writers' Festival. Our program includes a festival launch party, workshops, author panels, live music, free kids' events, our famous poetry circle and much more, all with a fabulous line-up of Australian and international writers. Venues include Varuna house, the Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba library. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive our program as soon as it goes live on March 16.

  • 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 and news of Varuna's alumni.

    The Varuna Alumni Monthly Feature of interviews and articles edited by Diana Jenkins.

  • Thanks



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

    CAL Cultural Fund Logo Supporting our First Nations fellowships.

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  • Workshops and Events



    Our LitLink Residential Fellowships offer five writers living in regional NSW and Sydney's west a two-week creative residency. As well as board and accommodation, this Fellowship includes a full manuscript consultation and a half-day 'publishing school' workshop.

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