About

The inaugural Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival will be held in Katoomba from Thursday to Sunday 22- 25 August, 2019.

Do you love books, writing and hearing writers talking about their work? A celebration of place, writers, writing and reading, this Festival offers something for everyone, including author talks, panel presentations, literary dinners, children’s and young adult events, musical events, writing workshops, book launches and more.

With a welcoming setting and a bold, playful and literary focus, the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival will celebrate the unique qualities of the Blue Mountains environment, including our spectacular physical surroundings and our talented artistic community.

The Festival will be held across several venues, including Varuna house, the iconic Carrington Hotel, the Cultural Centre, Katoomba library, and other cafes and galleries around town.

The Festival is hosted by Varuna, the National Writers’ House, an icon in Australia’s literary community. Varuna is Australia’s only national writers’ residence, hosting over 200 writers per year. Varuna is deeply loved by writers and readers all around Australia. You can find out more about Varuna and its programs at www.varuna.com.au.

If you would like to Volunteer for the 2019 Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival we would love to hear from you. Please contact rebecca@varuna.com.au or phone 47825674.