Varuna the National Writers' House

Varuna is now accepting applications for our 2018 Residential Masterclass Weeks

A Varuna Residential Masterclass offers a focused masterclass to writers with a shared interest in a particular area. Each week is limited to only five participants and includes a creative and stimulating mix of individual work time, facilitated sessions, one-on-one mentorship, as well as social time for unstructured conversation.

Residential Masterclasses are led by some of Australia’s best cultural facilitators including Siobhan McHugh (Creative Audio), Patti Miller (Advanced Memoir) and Vanessa Kirkpatrick (Poetry). Each facilitator will lead a unique and stimulating residential masterclass that promotes writing, conversation and creative engagement.

Writing Creative Audio Masterclass

with Siobhan McHugh, Founding Editor of RadioDoc Review. Through a mixture of structured and unstructured writing sessions you will examine in some detail the specific attributes of creating audio stories.

Monday 5 - Sunday 11 November 2018 Applications close 13 August 2018

Advanced Memoir Masterclass

with Patti Miller

A six-day advanced memoir residential masterclass with Patti Miller. Memoir writing also has an inner dimension which can be both healing and awakening. Patti understands the importance of the magical art and craft of the word and the story.

Monday 19 November to Sunday 25 November 2018 Applications close 22 August

Poetry Masterclass

with Vanessa Kirkpatrick

In this six-day residency, you will be immersed in the writing and crafting of poetry and will extend and explore your creative and critical capacities.

Monday 3 December to Sunday 9 December 2018 Applications close 5 September


Thursday 7 June, 2018
Saturday 7 July, 2018
Varuna the National Writers' House
Venue Address
141 Cascade St, Katoomba

New South Wales, Katoomba

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