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Please note that due to COVID 19 all Melbourne courses are currently running online. Visit our ONLINE courses page to see all that we have on offer.


Coming in 2021


Writing for Children: Creating Capitvating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fiction with Martine Murray

February - June 2021

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Please note that pending the latest COVID-19 advice this course may be delivered online.

Course fee: $ 2,250 /$ 1,912.50 alumni

This course will cover the elements required to create a stand-out manuscript. You will discover how to craft a compelling story, memorable characters, authentic dialogue and an evocative setting. You will learn about your audience and the themes and language suited to different age groups. The course will also discuss what publishers are looking for and how to convince them that you are worth publishing.

More about Writing for Children with Martine Murray.


Writing a Novel Stage 1 with Carrie Tiffany and guests

2 March - 18 March 2021 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin – Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Please note that pending COVID-19 advice this course may be delivered online.

Course fee: $ 3,250/ $ 2762.50 alumni
$ 2,762.50 for those who sign up for Writing a Novel - Stage 2 at the same time.

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.

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Writing a Novel Stage 1 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto and guests

4 March - 20 May 2021 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin – Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Please note that pending the latest COVID-19 advice this course may be delivered online.

Course fee: $ 3,250/ $ 2762.50 alumni
$ 2,762.50 for those who sign up for Writing a Novel - Stage 2 at the same time.

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.

More about Writing a Novel Stage 1 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto.


Writing a Novel Stage 2 with Carrie Tiffany and guests

6 July - 14 September 2021 (3 months)

Please note that pending the latest COVID-19 advice this course may be delivered online.

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $3,250 / $2,762.50 alumni

Learn to write with the best.

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.

More about Writing a Novel Stage 2 with Carrie Tiffany.


Writing a Novel Stage 2 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto

8 July - 16 September 2021 (3 months)

Please note that pending the latest COVID-19 advice this course may be delivered online.

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: Emily Bitto
$3,250 / $2,760 alumni

Learn to write with the best.

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.

More about Writing a Novel Stage 2 with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto.


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