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Writing a Novel Stage 1

with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests including leading industry agents/publishers

4 April - 27 June 2019 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$3,250
/ $2,760 alumni
$2,760 for those who sign up to Writing a Novel: Stage 2 at the same time

Learn to write with the best.
This comprehensive, three-month course for aspiring novelists provides the structure and support you need to head towards the first draft of your novel.

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The Secret Life of Getting Published

with Sue Hines

Saturday 11 May 2019, 10am - 4pm

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 and emerging writers the opportunity to discover what really goes on inside a publishing house, how experienced publishers make their decisions and how to improve the chances of your manuscript being considered for publication.

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Creative Nonfiction Bootcamp

with Dr Tom Doig

Saturday 1 June 2019, 10am - 4pm

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

In this one-day 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 Agent Engagement: A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent
FULLY BOOKED - Use the booking button to join the waitlist.

with Jacinta di Mase

Saturday 15 June 2019

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$250
/ $210

One-on-one feedback on your work with an agent.

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Writing a Novel Stage 2

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

16 July - 24 September 2019 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$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.

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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

with Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Saturday 27 July 2019

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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