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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.


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.



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Writing a Novel Stage 1 - JOIN THE WAITLIST

5 March - 28 May 2019 (Tuesday 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.
Course details:
Writing a Novel Stage 1 - Sydney
Writing a Novel Stage 1 - Melbourne


Electric Words

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.

Sydney - Saturday, 9 March, 2019 with Pip Smith

Pip Smith

Melbourne - Saturday, 16 March 2019 with Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay

(family of alumni receive 15% off)

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