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Writing a Novel Stage 2
FULLY BOOKED - use the registration button to join the waitlist

with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto

15 August - 24 October 2019

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

This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art.

Using exercises focused on your own work, you'll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists' craft and how it applies to your own novel.

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Finding Your Voice - a NEW five-week course

with Carrie Tiffany

11 September - 9 October 2019

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$ 850
/ $ 720 alumni

Do you want to write but donít know where to begin? Maybe youíve hit the wall with your short story or novel and are unsure how to continue?

This five-week course is designed for people who want to write fiction and are seeking guidance and encouragement in a supportive environment. The course will focus on finding your voice as a writer with discussions, tailored writing exercises and opportunities to share your writing with the group.

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Writing a Life

with Arnold Zable

Saturday, 12 October 2019

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

There are many ways of writing a life. This one-day course will help you find the best way to write your life story, how to bring your recollections and research into family history to life, and how to write in a way that will hold the reader.

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Editing Your Own Writing

with Angela Meyer

6.30 - 8.30 Mondays 14 October - 11 November 2019

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$ 1200
/ $ 1000 alumni
***Special Spring Sale 30% off for bookings made by 31 August 2019
Course fee: $ 840 / $ 700 alumni***

Learning how to edit your work, revising individual sentences and redrafting overall structure, is an essential step in successful writing. This new five week course will help you develop skills to carry with you for the rest of your writing career.

Includes a copy-edit of a sample of your work by a senior editor.

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Start to Write

with Emily Bitto

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 165

Start to Write is a one-day writing course to kick-start your writing life. In the Melbourne office of Australia's largest independent publisher, you'll get the hands-on teaching you need to start writing from acclaimed tutor and novelist Emily Bitto. You'll be writing there and then, getting instant responses, experimenting with structure and techniques, plus gaining tips on what to do next to start your writing life.

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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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