Start to Write - only $150!Claire Corbett

with Claire Corbett


Allen & Unwin
83 Alexander Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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(Please note access is via stairs)

Course fee: $150

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.

On the terrace of Australia's largest independent publisher, you'll get the hands-on teaching you need to start writing, from acclaimed tutor and novelist Claire Corbett. You'll be writing there and then, experimenting with techniques, plus gaining tips on what to do next to start your writing life.

• What are the crucial ingredients of a great story?
• What makes a great opening?
• How do you know what to leave in and what to take out?
• What are the fundamentals of fiction?

Join Claire Corbett at Faber Writing Academy to find out.

PLUS! As well as a great day's intensive teaching, you'll then also be entitled to our alumni discount (15% off courses) - so if you're considering a Faber Writing Academy course, why not try this one first?

START TO WRITE - a no-excuses, let's-get-going, beginner's guide to writing, from people who know how.

The course includes:

• A full day of tuition from 10am to 4pm
• Regular tea and coffee breaks (lunch not provided)
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber writing Academy Courses and books from the Allen & Unwin website

There are limited places available on this course. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Praise for Start to Write

‘Claire was an amazing teacher. She has a lot to offer.’ Rachael

‘A huge amount of really valuable knowledge and experience, delivered with great technique and passion.’ Tony

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt some really useful tips and bits of information.’ Johnny

‘As a beginner I now have somewhere definite to start, and with confidence.’ Hana

About the Tutor

Claire Corbett was born in Canada and has worked in film and government policy. Her first novel, When We Have Wings, was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award and the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. Her recent fiction and essays have been published in a range of journals, including The Best Australian Stories 2014/2015, Griffith Review, Southerly and Overland. She has written on defence and strategy for The Diplomat, The Strategist and The Monthly. Watch Over Me, Claire’s second novel, was published by Allen & Unwin in May 2017. She is a fellowship assessor for Varuna, the national writers’ house, and has been the recipient of both Australian and overseas writing residencies. In 2016 she won an award for excellence in teaching creative writing and literature from the University of Technology, Sydney, and in 2017 was awarded an Australia Council grant for her third novel.

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

How to Apply


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

For further information contact Faber Writing Academy: or (02) 8425 0171