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Writing Young Adult

with Simmone Howell

28 May - 25 June 2020 (5 weeks)
Thursdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm

ONLINE

Course fee: $ 550/$ 467.50 alumni

Young Adult Fiction, or 'YA', spans almost every genre, from fantasy to crime to romantic comedy, from covering dystopian worlds to LGBTQ lives. A relatively recent invention, YA is both controversial and hugely popular, with many books surging up bestseller lists and snapping up major film deals.

In this five-week course, we will ask what makes a book a YA book, and what makes a YA book stand out in the market. We'll discuss techniques for drawing on your own young adult self, at the same time as writing fiction that is fresh and immediate for contemporary readers. We'll workshop ideas for planning, plotting and polishing, and consider tips on publishing.

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Nonfiction Bootcamp - including a sample copy-edit on your work

with Martin McKenzie-Murray

2 June - 30 June 2020 (5 weeks)

ONLINE

Course fee: $ 550/$ 467.50 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.

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The Publisher Package

with Angela Meyer

25 minute one-on-one meeting Saturday, 13 June 2020

NB: Consultations maybe delivered online pending lastest COVID-19 advice.

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Consultation fee: $ 395/$ 335 alumni

Navigating the literary marketplace can be daunting for new and emerging writers. This unique package will give you an experience of the industry that is normally reserved for writers represented by an agent or already signed by a publisher. This is the ideal professional development program for aspiring writers.

Includes a copy-edit on a 3000-word sample of your manuscript by a Senior Editor.

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Writing a Novel Stage 2

with Paddy O'Reilly and Carrie Tiffany

7 July - 15 September 2020 (Three months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 3,250/$ 2762.50 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

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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

with Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Saturday 11 July 2020

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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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

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