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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

with Jane Godwin & guest Davina Bell

Saturday 15 September 2018

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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Ready to Submit? Personalised feedback on your manuscript -NOW BOOKED OUT. Please contact us to go on the waitlist or consider doing Getting Published

with Literary Agent, Jacinta di Mase

Saturday 22 September 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$210
/ $179 alumni

In this 25 minute one-on-one meeting, you'll receive feedback on your work and whether or not it's ready to submit. You'll also have the chance to discuss where your work fits into the current marketplace and talk about what your next steps should be.

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Plot & Structure

with Sophie Cunningham

Saturday 13 October 2018

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

This one-day workshop explores plot and structure and the ways one supports and develops the other. It covers topics such as maintaining intensity and momentum, relating character and dialogue to the broader plot, working with the passage of time, and ending your novel.

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Start to Write

with Paddy O'Reilly

Saturday 10 November 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee:
$150

You've got great ideas. What do you do next? Start to Write is a brand new one-day course to kickstart your writing life.

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Writing a Life

with Arnold Zable

Saturday 24 November 2018

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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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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