Varuna Focus Weeks

A Varuna Focus Week offers a residential masterclass to writers with a shared interest in a particular area. Focus weeks include individual work-time and facilitated sessions and may also include one-on-one mentorship.

Focus Weeks are led by some of Australia’s best cultural facilitators including Vanessa Kirkpatrick (Poetry), Tegan Bennett Daylight (Short Story), Claire Corbett (Novel), Patti Miller (Advanced Memoir) and Siobhan McHugh (Creative Audio). Each Focus Week Facilitator will lead a unique and stimulating residential masterclass that promotes writing, conversation and creative engagement.


Varuna offers professional development for writers


For writers well on their way with a writing project, and needing a process to take them to the next stage, Varuna offers a fee-paying Writer Development Residency that includes one-on-one consultations with a Varuna writing consultant, as well as the company of other writers.