A Varuna Invitation-by-Request Residency offers peaceful writing accommodation with independent writing time and the opportunity to work within a community of writers. As with all our writing residencies, Invitees are expected to work in a self-directed manner on a project.

The Varuna Invitation-by-Request Residency Program is also available to members of the Varuna Alumni Association.

Up to 45 places have been made available for Varuna Alumni to take up residency at Varuna each year. Alumni may choose to attend either as an individual or else to curate their own residency program providing the opportunity to work with an invited cohort and with a set intent.

The cost of an alumni residency is $695 per week.

Dates in 2017

July 31-August 7
August 7-14
August 14-21
August 21-28
September 4-11
October 23-30
December 4-11

To make a request please send an email with your date preferences to Vera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Varuna Travel Assistance Fund

Varuna now has the Varuna Travel Assistance Fund for current alumni to apply for.