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In Sydney, study creative writing with the Faber Writing Academy, right inside the Allen & Unwin offices. You'll be working in our beautiful light-filled Terrace Room.


In Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature, study creative writing with the Faber Writing Academy in the Allen & Unwin offices in a lovely East Melbourne terrace house.




Find Your Voice with Carrie Tiffany
A NEW five-week course

Melbourne, 6.30-8.30pm, Wednesdays
11 September - 9 October 2019

Do you want to write but don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’ve hit the wall with your short story or novel and are unsure how to continue?

This five-week course is designed for people who want to write fiction and are seeking guidance and encouragement in a supportive environment. The course will focus on finding your voice as a writer with discussions, tailored writing exercises and opportunities to share your writing with the group.

**Book your place before 31 July 2019 to receive a special earlybird price.**

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Carrie Tiffany

Faber Writing Academy 2018 Writing a Novel Anthology

Faber Anthology 2018

Each year the Faber Writing Academy issues a limited-edition print anthology featuring the work of students from both the Sydney and Melbourne Writing a Novel courses.



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Your Brilliant Writing Career
with Fiona Wright

Sydney, Saturday 22 June 2019

What does it mean to be a writer? What does it really mean? What do you have to give of yourself, and what will you see in return?

In this special symposium, memoirist and poet Fiona Wright – the author of four critically acclaimed and award-winning books – will chart her course from aspiring writer to published author sharing the joys, the pitfalls and the lessons she learnt along the way.

Throughout the day Fiona will be joined by fellow writer Pip Smith and industry experts, as she helps you understand what life is like for a new writer and what opportunities are out there.

Learn more about this exciting one-day symposium

Fiona Wright

(family of alumni receive 15% off)

Do any course with us & get our 15% alumni discount off all future courses.

Why not apply for a 2020 Faber Writing Academy Scholarship?

You could study in of our four flagship courses for FREE.

Meet the 2019 Winners

Chandu Bickford - Winner 2019 True Stories Scholarship

Erin Middleton - Winner 2019 Writing a Novel Stage 1 (Sydney) Scholarship

Kirstie Bedford - Winner 2019 Writing a Novel Stage 1 (Melbourne) Scholarship

Alumni Success Stories

Alumni success

Faber Writing Academy Alumni have had tremendous success in being published. This pile grows a little more with each year. Click through to see some of our graduate titles.