WestWords-Varuna Residency

WestWords and Varuna have once again partnered for the WestWords-Varuna Residential Program offering four emerging writers from diverse backgrounds from Western Sydney the opportunity of a six-day residency at Varuna, The Writers’ House in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Joining them will be a live-in mentor who will be chosen in response to the successful candidates so that the mentorship offered is tailored to the people and their work.

The residency will run from 21st – 27th  October and is limited to only four participants and will include:

  • a mix of mentorship, private writing time as well as social time for unstructured conversation
  • One-on-one mentorship/consultation
  • Six nights’ accommodation at Varuna including meals

The residency is intended for the development of a current project where a significant amount of work has been completed. Prior to taking up the residency successful applicants were required to submit the manuscript they intend working on. This is for the purposes of tailoring the mentorship to your needs.

Key dates
Applications will open 1 July, 2019 and close midnight 9 August, 2019

What WestWords is looking for

The fellowships will be awarded to emerging writers of any genre who display exceptional promise in their writing style and the premise of the work. WestWords welcomes manuscripts from writers working in all creative forms, including fiction, drama, poetry, children’s books, and narrative non-fiction.

Fees

There are no application fees or program fees associated with this program.

Click here for application form and to submit.

 

Presented in partnership with Varuna, The Writers’ House