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Find out about our exciting Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers developed by Varuna the National Writers' House, Magabala Books, Sydney University and the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund. Click here to find more.

  • 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 Create NSW.

    CAL Cultural Fund Logo Supporting our First Nations fellowships.

    Arts NT Logo Supporting our Arts NT residential fellowships.

  • Workshops and Events




    Have you ever felt constrained by your ideas of what you would like to write?

    Facilitated by award-winning poet and Varuna consultant Vanessa Kirkpatrick, this creative writing workshop series runs over 4 weeks, starting early February. 

    More information  >