Martin McKenzie-MurrayNonfiction Bootcamp - including a sample copy-edit on your work

with Martin McKenzie-Murray

2 June - 30 June 2020 (5 weeks)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert St
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 750/$ 635 alumni

In this five-week 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.

Journalist and essayist Martin McKenzie-Murray will lead you through the process of coming up with a promising concept; research tips and techniques, from interviewing to immersive adventures; and what is required to take a project through to completion. With examples of fine creative nonfiction from around the world, this program will teach you what you need to make your writing really work on the page, and what audiences are looking for.

The course is suitable for both emerging and established writers

This program will also include the rare opportunity have a sample of your work copy-edited by a Senior Editor. You will work towards providing a 2000-3000 word piece, which will receive two rounds of revisions returned to you following the conclusion of the course.


The course includes:

• Five weeks of tuition from 6.30 - 8.30pm
• Light refreshment and tea/coffee during class
• A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin Website


About the tutor


Martin McKenzie-Murray has worked as a political speechwriter, Age columnist, advisor to the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, and as the Chief Correspondent for The Saturday Paper, work for which made him both a Walkley and Quills finalist. Elsewhere, his writing has appeared in The Monthly, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian Australia and Meanjin. He is the author of A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle and will publish his first novel this year.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.


N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 50 cents ($0.50). If you have done a course with us before, you qualify for our alumni discount so add your promotional code at the checkout to receive 15% off the full price, or ring us if you do not know the code on 02 8425 0171.

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy:
faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com or (02) 8425 0171