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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
2 - 30 October 2019
***Spring Sale: $ 720/$ 610 alumni***

Do you want to write but donít know where to begin? Maybe youíve 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.

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Carrie Tiffany

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Editing Your Own Writing
A NEW 5-week course

***Spring Sale: $ 840/$ 700 alumni***

Learning how to edit your own work, revising individual sentences and redrafting overall structure, is an essential step in successful writing.

This new Faber Writing Academy course will help you develop skills to carry with you for the rest of your writing career.

Includes a copy edit of a sample of your work by a senior editor.

Sydney, 6.30-8.30pm, Wednesdays,
9 October - 6 November 2019
Full details and bookings here.

Melbourne, 6.30-8.30pm,Mondays,
14 October - 11 November 2019
Full details and bookings here.

Editing Your Own Writing

2020 Scholarship

Writing for Children with Anna Fienberg

This is the perfect four-week course for beginners wanting to write for children, led by Anna Fienberg, the creator of Tashi.

Sydney, Thursdays, 3-24 October

Full details and bookings here.


Start to Write
Sydney, Sunday, 3 November 2019

We are excited to announce that we are taking Start to Write on the road and joining with our friends at Better Read Than Dead to offer this program, led by James Bradley, in the heart of Newtown.

Bookings and full details here.

Start to Write
Melbourne, Saturday, 9 November 2019

Join Stella Prize winner Emily Bitto at Allen & Unwin in Melbourne for a course designed to kickstart your writing life.

Bookings and full details here.

(family of alumni receive 15% off)

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