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Autumn is in the air... bringing the promise of the Varuna & Sydney Writers’ Festival - perfect weather for reading, thinking and writing. This year Varuna is hosting a four-day Blue Mountains Program, from Saturday 16 to Tuesday 19 May.

AT THE HOUSE  Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 May, 10am-4.30pm

Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit Varuna, the National Writers’ House during our weekend program of free and ticketed events.
Wander through the gardens and experience the Whispering Trees – an atmospheric sound installation featuring the words of local poets.
Take part in a writing workshop or engage in a panel discussion in the House.
Be inspired by readings and storytelling around a fire-pit in the garden.

AT THE CARRINGTON  Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 May, 10am-7pm

Settle into the art deco elegance of the Carrington’s Grand Dining Room and immerse yourself in two days of conversation with writers… to inspire, stimulate and provoke. This year’s lineup includes both national and international award winning authors, several of the Guardian’s best book picks for 2014, and a compelling 2015 Dr Eric Dark Memorial Lecture.

Full Program and Bookings

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The Sydney Writers' Festival is Australia’s largest annual literary celebration.

Events take place at a number of venues in Sydney and regional New South Wales in May each year.

Varuna is proud to host have hosted the Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival in the Blue Mountains since 2006. This year the Blue Mountains Program will be held over four days in Katoomba - at the Carrington Hotel and at Varuna, the Writers House.



Previous Festivals

Photographs from previous Sydney Writers' Festivals in the Blue Mountains are in the Photo Gallery section of this website.

To view these photos, click here.

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