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True Stories: Writing memoir and narrative non-fiction

with Patti Miller and guests

1 Feb 24 May 2019

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $3,400 / $2890 alumni

This four-month intensive course is for writers, or intending writers, who want to concentrate on memoir or narrative non-fiction. A practical craft-based course, based on readings, discussion and exercises, it offers the opportunity to develop several chapters under expert guidance. It will develop skills and explore the richness of the genre along with the joys, challenges and possibilities for the writer of 'true stories'.

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Writing a Novel: Stage 1

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

5 March 28 May 2019 (3 months)

Allen & Unwin - Sydney
83 Alexander St
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $3,250 / $2,760 alumni $2,760 for those who sign up for 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 Pip Smith

9 March 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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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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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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