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Now we can be wherever you are. Same professionals teaching, same content, same connection to industry services and opportunities.

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 FABER WRITING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2021


scholarship

Announcing two important new Faber Writing Scholarships for 2021.

The Faber Writing Scholarship for a First Nations Writer

The Faber Writing Scholarship for an Ecologically Themed Novel

Full details and applications here.

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COMING TO BRISBANE IN 2021

Writing a Novel Stage 1

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

2 March 2021 - 18 May 2021

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 COURSE:


KatherineRWR

The Crime Fiction Lab
with R.W.R McDonald and Katherine Kovacic

5 August - 2 September 2020 (5 weeks)
ONLINE

This five-week course dives into the elements of Crime Fiction, discussing the sub-genres and rules, exploring the various types of protagonists and ways crime stories can be told.

Full details here.


NEW EIGHT WEEK COURSE:


The Opening Chapter: Starting Fiction Strong with Kristina Olsson

20 August - 8 October 2020
ONLINE

This is where you start. Have you struggled to get the first words down in a project? During this 8-week course you will be part of a supportive learning environment designed to get you started on your dream work of fiction and to finish the opening chapter of your work in progress. Your tutor will work with you to begin a project plan to get you to keep working once the first chapter is done.

Full details here.

NEW SERVICE:


Author to Author: Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer

This is an opportunity to forge ahead with your work in progress. You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.

This specialist service will also include a professional copy edit of your work in progress from an experienced Senior Editor at Allen & Unwin.

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.