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

Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? Our Publishing Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, along with a seven-day residency at Varuna and a manuscript consultation with one of Varuna’s writing consultants. Click here to find out more.

  • 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.

    Arts NT Logo Supporting our Arts NT residential fellowships.

  • Time to Wake Up


    It's time to wake up:

    Can regenerative farming save both the planet and human health?

    Our 2018 Mick Dark Talk for the Future features Charles Massy, author of Call of the Reed Warbler, talking about the new farming and health movement. To find out more, click here.