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BOOKING FAST: Electric Words with Pip Smith

Sydney, Saturday 1 June 2019

Rip up that blank page and write on the scraps!
This experimental writing course will take your writing out of its comfort zone and into a place of excitement, interest and pleasure. This must attend course will help make your sentences come to life by looking at non-traditional ways of approaching the style and the structure of your manuscript.

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Pip Smith

Creative Nonfiction Bootcamp with Dr Tom Doig

Melbourne, Saturday 1 June 2019

In this one-day course, you will 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.

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Tom Doig

Congratulations to the 2019 Faber Writing Academy Scholarship 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

Meet the Winners

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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Due to high demand we have now scheduled a second MELBOURNE intake for Writing a Novel Stage 1.

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto will be leading a second Melbourne course.

Writing a Novel Stage 1 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto

4 April - 27 June 2019 (Thursday evenings)

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. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.

There are a limited number of places still available for this intake so please apply quickly.

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Writing a Novel Stage 1 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto - Melbourne


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.

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Fiona Wright

(family of alumni receive 15% off)

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

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.