Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival - Blue Mountains Program


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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.

Varuna with Sydney Writers' Festival, 16 - 19 May 2015


Autumn is in the air... bringing the promise of the Varuna with Sydney Writers’ Festival - perfect weather for reading, thinking and writing. Keep your calendars free for Varuna’s four-day Blue Mountains Program of the Sydney Writers Festival, 16-19 May.

Irina Dunn and Felicity Castagna - Varuna Sydney Writers' Festival 2014

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

Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit Varuna, the National Writers’ House during our weekend program.
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 and 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 and several of the Guardian’s best book picks for 2014, and a compelling 2015 Dr Eric Dark Memorial Lecture.

Photo: Irina Dunn and Felicity Castagna - Varuna Sydney Writers' Festival 2014

The full program and tickets will be released in early April. To be kept informed about this and other Varuna events subscribe to our e-News.


Previous Festivals


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

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