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Writing and Advocacy

w/ Arnold Zable

Join us to celebrate 10 years of the Faber Writing Academy in Australia, with this seminar designed and delivered by Arnold Zable, the recipient of the 2021 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (AEST)

$80/ FREE alumni (special discount code required)


Writing has the power to create empathy and take the reader to other worlds and experiences. There is a long and varied history of writing about social justice, with works ranging from writing about personal injustices, to exposing injustices committed against others. These writings include fiction and non-fiction— novels, short stories, poetry, reportage, investigative journalism, opinion pieces, online blogs, songwriting and newspaper features. These genres share the common aim of engaging their audiences through the written word and the art of story. They seek to speak to the unconverted, and to alert an unwary public.

Drawing on over thirty years of experience in the craft of story, and of writing across genres on many aspects of social justice — drawing also on renowned examples across a range of genres — Arnold Zable’s seminar will include  Q and A, an exercise and discussions on the art of story and advocacy. It will also introduce some of the seminal works across the genres, both Australian and international, that have broken silences, exposed injustice, and contributed to significant social change.


Writers you'll be working with:

Arnold Zable

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Cafe Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, and The Fighter. His most recent book, The Watermill was published in March 2020. His work ranges across many genres and includes novels, short stories, essays, columns, opinion…

Course outline

Writing and Advocacy is a 3-hour tailored seminar. To learn more about Arnold Zable’s active involvment in advocacy visit this ‘Australian Story’ special on Behrouz Boochani and featuring Arnold Zable.

How to Book

$80.00 – Purchase Includes 10% tax