Allen & Unwin » Faber Writing Academy

Martine MurrayWriting for Children and Young Adults

with Martine Murray

Starts March 2018

Allen & Unwin - Melbourne
406 Albert Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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The perfect course for people who wish to write for children and young adults. Suitable for writers of all levels of experience.

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

Praise for Writing for Children

'Did it meet my expectations? Heck to the yeah! I wanted an intensive, in-depth course that would cover all the major elements of writing for children. What I got was all that, plus the opportunity to work with an amazing mentor, in a physical space that calls out for books to be written, all wrapped up in an atmosphere of support.' Carolyn, 2016

'The Writing for Children course has given me the confidence and motivation to continue writing and has fundamentally changed the way I write. It has been inspirational and stimulating and great to work in a group.' Anon, 2015

'The course was absolutely wonderful. It was such a joy getting together with everyone each week to discuss something everyone enjoys so much. The course structure and content were so helpful and I learnt so much… The course materials were great and I have referred back to them numerous times. The venue was perfect - I could not imagine doing this course anywhere else.' Kate, 2014

Alumni news! Jill Lever's first book The worm who knew karate, illustrated by Terry Denton, was published by Penguin in 2015. Jill did our Writing for Children course in 2013.

Ella Mulvey, who did the course in 2014, will have a picture book published by Allen & Unwin in early 2017. The Rabbit Hole Golf Course tells the story of a little girl heading out with a group of Aboriginal women to hunt for a pet rabbit.

About the Course Director

Martine Murray writes for children and young adults. Her first novel The Slightly True Story of Cedar B Hartley was included in the White Ravens international list of outstanding children's books, and was shortlisted for the Victorian, NSW and Queensland Premier's Awards, and the CBC Award. She won the Queensland Premier's Award for How to Make a Bird and again for The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B Hartley. She was shortlisted for the Prime Ministers Award for Mannie and the Long Brave Day. Her books have been published internationally and translated into seventeen languages. Martine has taught in the professional writing course at RMIT in Melbourne.

For further information, contact us: or (02) 8425 0171

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