WestWords-Varuna Residency for Emerging Writers

WestWords-Varuna Residency for Emerging Writers

WestWords and Varuna have once again partnered for the WestWords Varuna Western Sydney 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 21-17 October 2019 and is limited to only four participants; it 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.

For the purposes of this program, CALD means that you were born in a non-English speaking country, or that you grew up speaking a language other than English at home.

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

Applications close: 9 August 2019.

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