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Writing for Children: Creating Captivating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fiction

with Martine Murray

26 February - 3 June 2020 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 1,950/$ 1,657.50 alumni

The perfect three-month course for people who wish to write for children, with a focus on writing picture books and middle- grade texts.

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The Agent Engagement

with Jacinta di Mase

29 February 2020

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

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? This expert consultation will provide feedback on your work and and advice on whether your manuscript is sound for submission.

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The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade)

with Danielle Binks

29 February 2020

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

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? This expert consultation will provide feedback on your work and and advice on whether your manuscript is sound for submission.

For the first time Faber Writing Academy is excited to offer a version of The Agent Engagement tailored specifically for authors creating Young Adult and Middle Grade targeted works.

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Writing a Novel - Stage 1

with Toni Jordan and Paddy O'Reilly

3 March - 19 May 2020 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 3,250/$ 2,762.50 alumni

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 1

with Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto

March - May 2020 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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Course fee: $ 3,250/$ 2,762.50 alumni

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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Migration Stories

with Elise Valmorbida

10am - 4pm, Saturday, 28 March 2020

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

What stories emerge when people move from one place to another, one kind of life to another, one identity to another…?

This one-day creative writing course will explore fiction and non-fiction through language, memory, character and place. Drawing on 20+ years of writing and teaching, award-winning author Elise Valmorbida has designed this unique day to explore storytelling inspired by migration.

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Writing a Novel Stage 2

with Toni Jordan and Paddy O'Reilly

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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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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