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Sydney

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.

Melbourne

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.

 

Brisbane

In Brisbane, study creative writing at Faber Writing Academy, inside the iconic Avid Reader bookstore. You will connect with the best of the Queensland literary industry.

 

NEW SERVICE:

The Publisher Package

Meet with an experienced publisher who will provide feedback in person on the state of your manuscript. During this 25-minute session, the publisher will be able to answer your queries about the viability of the work in progress and where it could potentially land in the market.

In addition, on completion of this meeting, you will receive a professional copy-edit on your submitted work from a Senior Editor, which will not only help improve your copy but give you an insight into how the editorial process works for books heading to market.

SYDNEY: With Annette Barlow, Saturday, 30 May 2020
Full details here

MELBOURNE: With Angela Meyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020
Full details here

NB: Consultations may be moved online pending latest COVID-19 advice.

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COMING TO BRISBANE

Writing a Novel Stage 1

Kristina
with Kristina Olsson + confirmed guests, Trent Dalton, Melissa Lucashenko, and publisher Aviva Tuffield

Dates under review. New dates to be advised.

Write your novel, and write it well.

For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice.

Full details here.


NEW FIVE WEEK COURSES:


Writing Young Adult
with Simmone Howell

Explore what makes a standout YA book, discover techniques for writing fiction that is fresh and immediate and workshop ideas for planning, plotting and polishing. Includes a sample edit on your work by a senior editor.

Simmone
28 May - 25 June 2020 (5 weeks)
ONLINE
Full details here.


Nonfiction Bootcamp
with Martin McKenzie-Murray

learn the essentials for writing engaging and authentic nonfiction. Whether you’re planning to write first-person memoir or researched reportage, this course will help you find the best way to present your facts. Learn from someone who has successfully written in both modes. Inlcudes a sample edit on your work by a senior editor.

Martin
2 June - 30 June 2020 (5 weeks)
ONLINE
Full details here.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT REMINDER

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

Family of alumni also receive 15% off.