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Two Days to a Short Story

Tegan Bennett Daylightwith Tegan Bennett Daylight

Saturday 9 August & Saturday 16 August 2014

Allen & Unwin
83 Alexander Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
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Course fee: $590 (inc GST)

Believe the hype – the short story is in its boom years. New technologies and platforms for shorter work are exploding. This course gives you the chance to take advantage of the growing market for the short form, and to have your work appraised by Tegan Bennett Daylight, a leading critic, teacher and practitioner of the form.

This two day course (over two weekends) will involve intensive reading and engagement with the best short fiction, writing exercises to get you started and the chance to share your work with others. Participants will have the opportunity to read the works of the great short story writers, to see the form at work, and will receive a selection of readings before the course begins.

- What makes a narrative a short story?
- Where do I start, and how do I know when it's time to stop?
- How do I turn my story into something crafted, readable and ultimately saleable?
- Where do I sell my short story?

These topics will be covered over two full days of reading, writing and talking.

The course includes:
• Two full days intensive tuition from 9am - 4pm
• Lunch and regular tea and coffee breaks
• A copy of a recent A&U publication

Book soon to avoid disappointment. Numbers strictly limited to 15.

About the Tutor

Tegan Bennett Daylight is a fiction writer, critic and lecturer in writing. She is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. Currently at work on a collection of short stories, which have been published in many journals, she has taught creative writing at the University of Technology for the past eighteen years and is currently lecturing in Australian Literature at Charles Sturt University.

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

How to Make a Booking

To secure your booking, please complete the application form and email it to or send by post to
Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin, PO Box 8500, St Leonards NSW 1590.

For further information contact April Murdoch: or (02) 8425 0171

Download the application form (PDF)