on 07 June, 2018

Varuna is now accepting applications for our 2018 Residential Masterclass Weeks.


A Varuna Residential Masterclass offers a focused masterclass to writers with a shared interest in a particular area. Each week is limited to only five participants and includes a creative and stimulating mix of individual work time, facilitated sessions, one-on-one mentorship, as well as social time for unstructured conversation.

Residential Masterclasses are led by some of Australia's best cultural facilitators including Siobhan McHugh (Creative Audio), Patti Miller (Advanced Memoir) and Vanessa Kirkpatrick (Poetry). Each facilitator will lead a unique and stimulating residential masterclass that promotes writing, conversation and creative engagement.

Writing Creative Audio Masterclass
with Siobhan McHugh, Founding Editor of RadioDoc Review.
Through a mixture of structured and unstructured writing sessions you will examine in some detail the specific attributes of creating audio stories.

Monday 5 - Sunday 11 November 2018
Applications close 13 August 2018

Writing Creative Audio Residential Masterclass includes:
• Private writing time in your own writing studio
• One-on-one consultations as well as group sessions led by Siobhan McHugh
• Six days' accommodation at Varuna including meals

For more information, click HERE

Advanced Memoir Masterclass
with Patti Miller
A six-day advanced memoir residential masterclass with Patti Miller. Memoir writing also has an inner dimension which can be both healing and awakening. Patti understands the importance of the magical art and craft of the word and the story.

Monday 19 November to Sunday 25 November 2018
Applications close 22 August

The Advanced Memoir Residency includes:
• Private writing time in your own writing studio
• Small group tutorials with Patti Miller exploring techniques on Writing Memoir (three half-day sessions)
• A one-on-one consultation with a Varuna consultant to talk about your current writing project
• Six days' accommodation at Varuna including meals

For further information, click HERE

Poetry Masterclass
with Vanessa Kirkpatrick
In this six-day residency, you will be immersed in the writing and crafting of poetry and will extend and explore your creative and critical capacities.

Monday 3 December to Sunday 9 December 2018
Applications close 5 September

The Poetry Masterclass Residency includes:
• Private writing time in your own writing studio
• A one-on-one consultation and three small group masterclasses led by Vanessa Kirkpatrick
• Six nights' accommodation at Varuna including meals

For more information, click HERE