Varuna is proud to host the Blue Mountains Program of the Sydney Writers' Festival in May each year. The program includes conversations, readings and discussions with acclaimed Australian and international writers.

The Varuna - Sydney Writers' Festival will take place 27 - 30 May 2017 with events at Varuna, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.


  • News



    Varuna News is where you'll find the latest information about programs, awards, residencies, events and workshops.

    Alumni News is where you'll find out about new works and news of Varuna's alumni.

    The Varuna Alumni Monthly Feature of interviews and articles edited by Diana Jenkins.

  • Thanks



    Varuna, the Writers House is assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

    CAL Cultural Fund Logo Supports Writing for Creative Audio Residency Masterclass 2014 – 2016.

  • Friends of Mick


    Friends of Mick

    We acknowledge the gift to Australian literature in the life of Mick Dark, 14 February 1929 - 11 July 2015.

    The Mick Dark Memorial Fund (Friends of Mick) celebrates the life of Mick Dark.