Applications – 2022 Varuna Residency

Michael King Writers Centre

Thank you for your interest in our Varuna, Australia Residency – Sunday 25 September to Sunday 23 October 2022. Applications have now closed and we hope to announce the recipient in late May.

The Michael King Writers Centre in association with Varuna, The National Writers House in Katoomba, NSW is offering this new residency for New Zealand writers.

The four week residency is open to mid-career or established writers who have had a book published in the last two years. Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.

The writer awarded the residency will receive return economy airfares to Sydney,  accommodation with all meals included, a NZ$5,000 stipend and the opportunity to appear at the Blue Mountains Writers Festival (21-23 October), during the residency.

This International Writers Residency Program is supported by Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s newly created Partnership Fund, Copyright Agency (Australia) Partnership Fund and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.