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Welcome to Western Riverina Arts - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera & Murrumbidgee. 
We hope you enjoy your stay!

Creative Writing Residency @ Varuna Writers House

Creative Writing Residency @ Varuna Writers House

Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers and illustrators of fiction and narrative non-fiction living in regional New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week creative residency at their historic home in the Blue Mountains.

The Fellowship includes full board and accommodation at Varuna including a prepared evening meal, uninterrupted time to write in your own private studio, the companionship of your fellow writers and the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from a Varuna Consultant. Varuna awards five Litlink Fellowships to writers living in regional NSW each year.

Writers who have been awarded a LitLink Fellowship have said:

'Beautiful setting, inspiring house – home of Eleanor Dark, the library is vast, the food magnificent, room and writing areas fantastic – where else could all this happen';
'Quite overwhelming, enthusiastic comments and very generous advice from a very experienced published author inspires an aspiring writer no end';
'To be able to write without interruption is a unique experience; it allows absorption into the process of writing of your whole self, mind and body (and no need to cook!).'

Funded by Arts NSW, Varuna offers five LitLink Fellowships to writers working in all creative forms, including fiction, drama, poetry and narrative non-fiction.

The LitLink Residency will be at Varuna from Monday 11 September (from 2pm) until Sunday 24 September 2017 (11.00am).

For full details of the program and to apply, visit LitLink Residential Fellowships, www.varuna.com.au or phone: (02) 4782 5674

Closing Date for applications: 30 April 2017 (Applications open from 15 March)

Click here to go straight to Application Guidelines and Application Form. (applications open 15 March 2017)

Sunday Soiree with local poets @ Leeton Shire Library

Sunday Soiree with local poets @ Leeton Shire Library

A Lifetime of Creations by Gwen Lee @ Narrandera Arts Centre

A Lifetime of Creations by Gwen Lee @ Narrandera Arts Centre