Varuna, the National Writers' House

Online program for LGBTQIA+ writers 65+ years based in NSW

We are delighted to be kicking off the callout for this two-week online program focused on memoir, the personal essay, and personal storytelling for NSW-based LGBTQIA+ writers aged 65+, and…


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 7, 2022



Writing and Publishing

We are looking for LGBTQIA+ writers 65+ years who want to connect with others while delving into the process of writing memoir and storytelling. 


In partnership with Queerstories, we will run a two-week online writing program that includes:  

·        Q&A sessions with LGBTQIA+ writers Benjamin Law, Krissy Kneen and Ed Ayres, hosted by Queerstories curator Maeve Marsden.

·        An individual writing consultation with Varuna writing consultant Dr Carol Major, known as the ‘book whisperer’.

·        An online platform with daily writing prompts, readings, discussion and feedback.

·        The opportunity to meet in person at the 2022 Blue Mountains Writers Festival in October. 


Expressions of interest close on 7 June 2022. 

Program dates: Monday 18 July –Friday 29 July 2022


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