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The Secret Life of Getting Published

with Annette Barlow

6 April 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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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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NEW COURSE: Electric Words

with Pip Smith

1 June 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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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 Agent Engagement: A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent

with Jane Novak

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $250 / $210 alumni.

One-on-one feedback on your work with an agent.

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NEW SYMPOSIUM: Your Brilliant Writing Career

with Fiona Wright

22 June March 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $195 / $165 alumni

What does it mean to be a writer? What does it really mean? What do you have to give of yourself, and what will you see in return? In this special symposium, memoirist and poet Fiona Wright the author of four critically acclaimed and award-winning books will chart her course from aspiring writer to published author sharing the joys, the pitfalls and the lessons she learnt along the way.

Throughout the day Fiona will be joined by fellow writer Pip Smith and industry experts, as she helps you understand what life is like for a new writer and what opportunities are out there.

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Writing a Novel: Stage 2

with Kathryn Heyman, James Bradley + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

23 July 1 October 2019 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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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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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

with Jane Godwin + guest Davina Bell

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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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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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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