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Writing for Children and Young Adults

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with Martine Murray

1 March - 31 May 2018
(Thursday evenings)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $1,950 / $1,655 alumni

The perfect course for people who wish to write for children and young adults.

‘Did it meet my expectations? Heck to the yeah! I wanted an intensive, in-depth course that would cover all the major elements of writing for children. What I got was all that, plus the opportunity to work with an amazing mentor, in a physical space that calls out for books to be written, all wrapped up in an atmosphere of support.’ - Carolyn

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Writing a Novel - Stage 1

with Toni Jordan and Paddy O'Reilly

6 March - 29 May 2018 (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 for 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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Writing a Novel - Stage 2

with Paddy O'Reilly and Toni Jordan

17 July - 25 September 2018 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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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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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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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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