WestWords offers a variety of Residencies, to help writers get away from the burdens of the day-to-day, and cultivate a focused and dedicated writing opportunity.


Varuna: The National Writers’ House

WestWords Varuna Western Sydney Residential Program annually offers four emerging Western Sydney writers from diverse backgrounds the opportunity of a six-day residency at Varuna, The National Writers’ House in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

Key dates
Applications open: May 10th, 2024
Applications close: June 24th, 2024
2022 Residency: 16th September to 22nd September, 2024

Daffodil Cottage

WestWords Daffodil Cottage Artist Residencies, situated in Katoomba, in the beautiful Blue Mountains are made possible by the generosity of Rachel and Katy, the owners to provide artists with time, space, and quiet to work intensively on an artistic project in an idyllic mountain setting.

Key dates
Program is currently paused for 2023. We hope to bring you updates soon!