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Current Courses


Feedback & Workshopping Day -
Revising your book for children & young adults

with Senior Allen & Unwin Editor, Elise Jones

Saturday 2 June 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$295 / $250 alumni

This full day of constructive and sensitive workshopping for aspiring authors offers a great opportunity to get your writing for kids or teenagers in front of an experienced editor from Australia’s biggest independent publishing house. You will receive personalised feedback from both the editor and the class, and you’ll offer constructive feedback to other aspiring writers.

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Fiction Writing workshop - beginners

with Miles Franklin Award-winning author, Sofie Laguna

Saturday 16 June 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$295 / $250 alumni

Explore character and the different ways that characters hold the keys to plot, theme, tone and structure when writing fiction.

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Winter Fiction Boot Camp

with Carrie Tiffany

Saturday 7 July, Saturday 14 July & Saturday 21 July 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$1,170 / $995 alumni

Do you have an idea for a novel or short story collection and are unsure how to proceed? Come along to this intensive course and share and develop ideas together with expert guidance on discovering your writing voice, structure and plotting.

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Writing a Novel - Stage 2

with Paddy O'Reilly and Toni Jordan
+ guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

17 July - 25 September 2018 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
306 Albert Street
Melbourne
VIC 3002
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(Please note access is via stairs)

Course fee:
$3,250 / $2,760 alumni

Write your novel and write it well.

A comprehensive, three-month course for writers who have completed Writing a Novel - Stage 1 or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

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Getting Published

with Sue Hines

Saturday 11 August 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$295 / $250 alumni

A one-day course offering aspiring writers the opportunity to find out what really goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices and how to improve one's chances of publication.

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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

with Jane Godwin & guest Davina Bell

Saturday 15 September 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$295 / $250 alumni

Are you a new writer for children? This one-day course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process. Learn more about the industry, explore different ways to build a strong story and become aware of common pitfalls.

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Ready to Submit? Personalised feedback on your manuscript

with Literary Agent, Jacinta di Mase

Saturday 22 September 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$210
/ $179 alumni

In this 25 minute one-on-one meeting, you'll receive feedback on your work and whether or not it's ready to submit. You'll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and talk about what your next steps should be.

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Plot & Structure

with Sophie Cunningham

Saturday 13 October 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$295
/ $250 alumni

This one-day workshop explores plot and structure and the ways one supports and develops the other. It covers topics such as maintaining intensity and momentum, relating character and dialogue to the broader plot, working with the passage of time, and ending your novel.

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Previous Courses


Please note that some of our previous courses may not be scheduled in the future. Check the website for updated details or subscribe for updates here. For more information or to register your interest, please contact the Faber Writing Academy on (02) 8425 0171 or email: faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com

Short Courses | One to Three Month Courses