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.

 

KIRKPATRICK Vanessa 2 Strictly Poetry with Vanessa Kirkpatrick

 

Residency Dates: Monday 30 October - Sunday 5 November 2017

 

Applications accepted from 26 July 2017 ~ Applications close 16 August 2017

 

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BENNETT-DAYLIGHT-Tegan-2Reading & Writing the Short Story with Tegan Bennett Daylight

Residency Dates: Monday 6 November - Sunday 12 November 2017

Applications accepted from 2 August 2017 ~ Applications close 23 August 2017

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CORBETT Claire 2The Novel with Claire Corbett

 Residency dates: Monday 20 November - Sunday  26 November 2017

Applications accepted from 16 August 2017 ~ Applications close 6 September 2017

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MILLER-Patti2Advanced Memoir with Patti Miller

 Residency dates: Monday 27 November - Sunday  3 December 2017

Applications accepted from 23 August 2017 ~ Applications close 13 September 2017

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McHUGH SiobhanWriting Creative Audio with Siobhan McHugh

Residency dates: Dates: Monday 4 June - Sunday 10 June 2018

Applications accepted from 28 February 2018 ~ Applications close 21 March 2018

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