Information about Varuna selective programs for 2011 is now up on the website – What We Offer Writers section.
Highlighting two NEW programs:
Writing for the Stage and Screen Professional Development Residency 2011
Spend a week in residence with acclaimed writer of stage Katherine Thomson. Katherine will be in residence with four selected writers to provide individual consultations and group sessions to assist writers in guiding the development of their work to the next stage. Katherine will also provide a Masterclass on Saturday May 28, which is an optional extra for those in residence, and will also be made available to a larger group.
Who should apply: Experienced writers for stage or screen should apply. The residential week will work best for those who are either ready to redraft, or in the early stages, planning and outlining their script and working on issues of structure, narrative or character. Katherine will meet with writers both individually and in a group to assist them in developing their work over this intensive week.
Important dates: Expressions of Interest sought in January. Residency to take place Monday May 23 – Sunday May 29, 2011.
Costs to applicant: There is no cost to make an Expression of Interest. Residency fee for successful applicants is $1500. Optional masterclass is $100. For full details, click here.
Crime Week with Marele Day 2011
Spend a week in residence with acclaimed crime writer Marele Day. Marele will be in residence for two separate weeks with eight selected writers – four writers for August 29 – September 4 and four writers for October 17-23. She will provide individual consultations and group sessions to assist crime writers in developing their manuscript to the next stage. Marele will also provide a Masterclass on Saturday October 22, which is an optional extra for those in residence, at a cost of $100 and will also be made available to a larger group.
Who should apply: Crime writers with a work in progress are welcome to apply. The residential week will work best for those who have a crime project which is well underway. Marele will meet with you twice during the week for a one-hour consultation and will facilitate one group session while in residence.
Important dates: Applications sought February 1 – 28. Successful applicants will be announced on the website 30 March. Residencies (four writers in each) to take place Monday August 29 – Sunday September 4, and Monday October 17 – Sunday October 23.
Costs to applicant: Application fee is $55. Residency fee for successful applicants is $300. Masterclass is $100. For full details, click here.