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melbourne

Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book Stage 1

w/ Deborah Robertson

Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book Stage 1

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.

June 4, 2022
— September 14, 2022
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online

The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs

The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

Nonfiction can, in many cases, be sold to a publisher off the strength of a book proposal and a set of sample chapters. In this intensive, practical program you will be taught the essentials of putting together a solid working document to show to agents and publishers as a ‘proof of concept.’

June 25, 2022
— July 30, 2022
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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

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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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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