on 06 July, 2015

VARUNA FOCUS WEEKS - 2015

Focus: the Greek word for fire – a sharing of attention – to intensify

A Varuna Focus Week offers a themed residential week to developing and experienced writers with a shared interest in a particular area of writing. 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 with each Focus Week Facilitator designing a unique and stimulating program that promotes writing, conversation and engagement. Click here for more details.

VARUNA IS OFFERING THE FOLLOWING FOCUS WEEKS IN 2015

Strictly Poetry with Deb Westbury
Monday 19 to Sunday 25 October 2015
Applications accepted from 9 July 2015 ~ Applications close 6 August 2015

Creative Audio – Writing Creative Audio with Jane Ulman
Monday 26 October – Sunday 1 November 2015
Applications accepted from 16 July 2015 ~ Applications close 13 August 2015

Reading and Writing the Short Story with Tegan Bennett Daylight
Monday 2 to Sunday 8 November
Applications accepted from 23 July 2015 ~ Applications close 20 August 2015

A Conversation between Writers led by Peter Bishop
Monday 9 to Sunday 15 November 2015
Applications accepted from 30 July 2015 ~ Applications close 27 August 2015

Advanced Memoir with Patti Miller
Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November 2015
Applications accepted from 13 August 2015 ~ Applications close 10 September 2015

EACH FOCUS WEEK INCLUDES:
• Extensive private writing time in your own writing studio.
• Opportunity to work and create with a select group of only five writers
• One on one consultation and group sessions led by the Facilitator.
• Six days accommodation at Varuna including home prepared meals and time to reflect in the beautiful Blue Mountains

Writers interested in participating in a Varuna Focus Week are asked to submit a short Expression of Interest (EOI). Further information on how to apply can be found here.