NEW COURSE: Electric WordsPip Smith
with Pip Smith


9 March 2019

Allen & Unwin
83 Alexander Street
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.

Whether you’ve lost faith in your words or you don’t know how to approach them in the first place, we’ll look at experimental fiction over the ages and how writers have used form and content to push the boundaries of theirs and their readers worlds. Does your writing need a new container? Or is it the content that’s holding it back? How far can you push the boundaries of what writing can do?

In this one-day course, we will make time for you to do free writing, working in groups, paring back and shaping. We will experiment with character, voice and perspective. Above all, we’ll make some not-boring, exciting writing.

This course will be led by one of the most exciting new voices in Australian literature. Start the new year with this rare opportunity to make your words electric and sing on the page.

Your course includes:

• One full day's intensive tuition from 10am - 4pm.
• Lunch and regular tea and coffee breaks.
• A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin Website


About the Tutor


Pip Smith is a SMH Best Young Novelist of 2018. Her debut novel Half Wild (A&U, 2017) was recently shortlisted for the 2018 Voss Literary Award, and her first poetry collection, Too Close for Comfort(SUP, 2013), won the inaugural Helen Ann Bell Award. Pip ran the monthly writing event Penguin Plays Rough, for which she published and edited the multimedia anthology, The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories (2011). Her first picture book, The Making of Theodore, will be published by Scholastic in 2019. She was a Faber Academy Writing a Novel Scholarship recipient, has been a co-director of the National Young Writers' Festival, and holds a doctorate in Creative Arts from Western Sydney University. She is one quarter of garage-punk band Imperial Broads and can often be found pushing a baby in a pram around the parks of the Inner West.


Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.


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N.B. you will be charged a booking fee of 30 cents ($0.30).

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy:
faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com or (02) 8425 0171