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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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Writing for Children - Beginners

with Anna Fienberg + guest publisher Anna McFarlane

Thursdays, 3 - 24 October 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $500 / $425 alumni.

Writing for Children is the perfect beginner course for people who wish to write for children and will cover the elements required to create a stand-out manuscript.

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Editing Your Own Writing

with Mark Mordue

Wednesdays, 6.30 - 8.30pm 9 October - 6 November 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $1200 / $1000 alumni.
***Special Spring Sale 30% off for bookings made by 31 August 2019
Course fee: $ 840 / $ 700 alumni***

Learning how to edit your own work, revising individual sentences and redrafting overall stucture, is an essential step in successful writing. This new five-week course will help you develop skills to carry with you for the rest of your writing career.

Includes a copy-edit of a sample of your work by a senior editor.

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Start to Write - with James Bradley

Sunday, 3 November 2019
10am - 4pm

Better Read Than Dead
265 King St
Newtown NSW 2042
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Course fee: $165.

You've got great ideas or a burning desire to write. What do you do next?

Start to Write is a one-day writing course to kickstart your writing life.

In an exciting bookshop on one of Sydney's most vibrant streets, with the support of Australia's largest independent publisher, you'll get the hands-on teaching you need to start writing, from acclaimed tutor and novelist James Bradley.

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Writing Life Well: How inspiring, influential or simply useful narrative and illustrated books are made

presented by Faber Writing Academy and Murdoch Books

Saturday, 16 November 2019

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

Lifestyle publishing is a flourishing segment of the book market, but it is rare to get an insight into how these books are developed and find their way onto bookseller’s shelves and into reader’s hands. For writers hoping to break into the market it can be difficult to find reliable information and support.

This one-day symposium invites leading lifestyle publishers and authors to give frank advice on how to progress towards becoming a published author. Whether you are an Instagram influencer, a casual blogger or an aspiring writer keen to share learned or earned wisdom this new symposium will help you understand what it takes, who can help you and how to unearth opportunities.

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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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