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Varuna, the National Writers House

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About Us


About us

Varuna, Australia’s National Writers House, is the former family home of Australian writers and social activists Eleanor Dark and Dr Eric Dark. In 1989 their son Mick Dark gifted their home to the Australian public and to future Australian writers through The Eleanor Dark Foundation.   Varuna is situated in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains of NSW.

Through its extensive networks, established over a number of years, Varuna provides resources and support to Australian writers at every stage of their career.

Varuna, the National Writers House develops the best new Australian writing by:

  • Identifying outstanding Australian writers and providing them with a unique residential environment that supports concentrated work and meaningful peer-to-peer connection and conversation;
  • Introducing these writers and their developing work to Australian publishers and producers; and
  • Promoting their published work and the enjoyment of writing to Australian audiences

Company Overview

Varuna supports the development and promotion of a diverse range of new Australian writing, through the following initiatives:

VARUNA, RESIDENTIAL & WRITER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Varuna Residential Fellowships – Varuna Publishing & Industry Partnerships – Professional Development – International Exchange Residency Program

 VARUNA, EVENTS & PROMOTING AUSTRALIAN WRITING

Varuna & Sydney Writers’ Festival – Varuna Open House – Dr Eric Dark Memorial Lecture – Mick Dark Talk for the Future - Online Promotion & Networking

VARUNA, GOVERNANCE & ASSETS MANAGEMENT

Library – House & Gardens – Archives & Legacy

THE VARUNA WAY

Underpinning the work we do is a whole of organisation commitment to:

  • Valuing heritage and place
  • Making writing and creativity matter
  • Bringing rigour and commitment to the writing craft
  • Building a respectful and inclusive community
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02 4782 5674

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Website
http://www.varuna.com.au/ (opens in new window)
Address
141 Cascade Street
Katoomba
New South Wales 2780
Australia
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