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Writing for Children and Young Adults
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with Martine Murray and guests includeing Sally Rippin

27 Feb - 5 June 2019

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

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

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Writing a Novel Stage 1

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

5 March - 28 May 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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NEW COURSE: Electric Words

with Laura Jean McKay

Saturday 16 March 2019, 10am - 4pm

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

Rip up that blank page and write on the scraps! This experimental writing course will take your writing out of its comfort zone and into a place of excitement, interest and pleasure. This must attend course will help make your sentences come to life by looking at non-traditional ways of approaching the style and the structure of your manuscript.

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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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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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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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