Elise JonesTeen writers - craft your way out of any situation!
(for 12-18 year olds)
School holiday workshops

with Kirsty Eagar

(9am to 1pm)

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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(Please note access is via stairs)

Think you can’t write a story at will? Think again. Kirsty’s workshop throws teens into unexpected story situations, giving them the tools to craft a creative response. Students work through a series of practical exercises aimed at improving their story telling and writing. Scenes and setting are analysed with a view to creating mood and building tension, and students discover how structure enables them to ‘direct’ their story from beginning to end. The session is engaging, encouraging and empowering. Participants come away with several well-developed story ideas of their own and stronger writing muscles. 

Students with an interest in writing will benefit from learning a working writer’s process. Those who don't think they can write will gain confidence in their creative ability.

Teens might also like to try our second workshop, Teen writers – unlock your ideas!, as it offers a different approach and content.

The workshop includes:
• Intensive (but fun!) tuition from 9am - 1pm
• A free book from Allen & Unwin
• A completion certificate
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin website

Class size is strictly limited.


Kirsty Eagar discussing her Faber Writing Academy Teen Workshop course


About the tutor

Kirsty Eagar’s debut novel, Raw Blue, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult fiction. Her follow up novels, Saltwater Vampires and Night Beach, were shortlisted for numerous literary awards including the NSW Premier’s Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Western Australia Premier’s Awards and the Gold Inky. Her latest work, Summer Skin was published by Allen & Unwin in 2016.

Kirsty is an experienced speaker and has delivered numerous author talks and workshops at schools and other venues to audiences ranging from four to four hundred. She has appeared at major literary festivals, toured regional Queensland as part of a Brisbane Writer’s Festival initiative, and guested on ABC and commercial radio. She is proud to be an ambassador for the Stella Schools Program.

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

Important information:
*  Food is not provided so students should bring their own lunch and snacks (no nut products please).
*  Students will need pen and paper for some of the day and are welcome to bring their own or we will have some available at the workshop.
* Students will not be permitted to leave the Allen & Unwin building during workshop hours (9am to 1pm) and Faber Writing Academy/Allen & Unwin will not provide supervision outside of these hours.
*  If you need to contact your child urgently during the workshop, please call Allen & Unwin reception on 02 845 0100.
* The tutor has a Working with Children Check.

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