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sydney

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Anna McFarlane

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Anna McFarlane
sydney

Are you a new writer for children? This one-day course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

June 26, 2022
— June 26, 2022
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onlinesydney

The Book Proposal

w/ Richard Cooke

The Book Proposal

w/ Richard Cooke
onlinesydney

A book proposal is the audition for a non-fiction book. Many non-fiction works, especially from debut authors, are sold off the strength of a proposal and a sample chapter. In this intensive, practical program, you will learn the essentials of putting these working documents together, so agents and publishers can understand your concept’s strength.

July 6, 2022
— September 10, 2022
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online

Writing About Art

w/ Anwen Crawford

Writing About Art

w/ Anwen Crawford
online

Our encounters with art and with artists – be it through film, music, television, literature, visual art and more – can shape us indelibly, and provide rich material for our writing. Whether you are working on reviews, essays, poetry or even fiction, this cross-genre course will provide you with tools for thinking and writing about art.

July 7, 2022
— August 4, 2022
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online

Writing About Books

w/ Declan Fry

Writing About Books

w/ Declan Fry
online

The best writers are also great readers. In this course you will learn to read like a writer – discovering how to read a book closely in order to write reviews for publication and find ways to read to inspire your own creative writing.

July 14, 2022
— July 28, 2022
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Margo Lanagan, Gretchen Shirm and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Margo Lanagan, Gretchen Shirm and guests
sydney

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 19, 2022
— October 4, 2022
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson, Emily O'Grady + guests
brisbane

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 19, 2022
— October 4, 2022
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Emily Bitto, Miles Allinson and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Emily Bitto, Miles Allinson and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 20, 2022
— October 5, 2022
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, discover your readers

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed a rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress.

July 21, 2022
— October 6, 2022
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melbourne

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and Davina Bell
melbourne

Are you a new writer for children? This one-day course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

July 30, 2022
— July 30, 2022
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online

Writing Short Stories

w/ Laura Elvery

Writing Short Stories

w/ Laura Elvery
online

Short story writing requires an incredibly sharp skill set. This course will be your opportunity to shape a short story over the space of three weeks with award winning author Laura Elvery, learning the tips and tricks necessary to crafting a captivating work of short fiction.

August 3, 2022
— August 17, 2022
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online

Writing Historical Fiction

w/ Lauren Chater

Writing Historical Fiction

w/ Lauren Chater
online

A fascination with history can be transformed into daring works of fiction. In this course, writers will discover opportunities to illuminate the past and learn how to shape and write compelling fiction based on rich historical sources. Whether your goal is to write short stories, a novella, or a full-length manuscript, this online program will help open your mind to the creative possibilities of historical fiction.

September 21, 2022
— October 19, 2022
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online

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Fiona Wright

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Fiona Wright
online

Revision and redrafting are essential parts of building a successful manuscript – so understanding how to edit yourself is a necessary step in learning how to write well. Editing yourself as a writer is an important skill to develop before starting out, and crucial to hone as you continue working on your manuscript.

October 12, 2022
— November 16, 2022
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online

Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable

Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable
online

Drawing on thirty years of experience both as an acclaimed writer across the genres and as a lecturer and teacher, Arnold Zable’s new 6-week program will explore the most imaginative and engaging ways to structure and write a life’s story. It will include writing exercises, feedback, mini-talks, and question and answer sessions.

November 9, 2022
— December 7, 2022
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sydney

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests
sydney

This intensive course is for writers, or intending writers, who wish to concentrate on crafting memoir or narrative non-fiction.

A practical craft-based course, featuring readings, discussion and exercises, Writing True Stories offers the opportunity to develop several chapters, while working towards a full manuscript, under expert guidance. This course will help develop skills and explore the richness of the genre along with the joys, challenges and possibilities for the writer of ‘true stories’.

February 3, 2023
— June 2, 2023
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melbourne

Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book Stage 2

w/ Deborah Robertson

Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book Stage 2

w/ Deborah Robertson
melbourne

This exciting new two stage course will assist aspiring writers to complete a manuscript draft, looking critically at a wide range of forms and subjects in narrative nonfiction, designed to accommodate any type of project: memoir, history, essay collection, investigative study, immersive explorations of other lives and situations, and experimental work.

February 18, 2023
— May 24, 2023
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online

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Ceridwen Dovey, Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Gregory Day, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Ceridwen Dovey, Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Gregory Day, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith
online

Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer.

You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.

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