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Writing and Advocacy

w/ Arnold Zable

Writing and Advocacy

w/ Arnold Zable
online

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.

September 28, 2021
— September 28, 2021
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online

Writing Environmental Crisis

w/ James Bradley

Writing Environmental Crisis

w/ James Bradley
online

The climate crisis is no longer an abstract possibility, it is a lived reality that touches every aspect of our lives, and is reshaping the world in profound and unpredictable ways. Yet while it is vital writers find ways to engage with this altered reality, writing about climate change and environmental crisis poses huge challenges. It demands new ways of thinking about time and space, our relationship to both history and the future, and our relationships to other species and the natural world.

October 6, 2021
— November 3, 2021
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online

Writing Difficult Characters

w/ Peter Polites

Writing Difficult Characters

w/ Peter Polites
online

From Captain Ahab to Mrs Dalloway, all the way to that kid everyone hates in The Slap – it’s the difficult characters that stay with us. In this course we will study, dissect and bring difficult characters to life through a series of practical exercises and close reading.

Presented by Faber Writing Academy in partnership with Byron Writers Festival.

October 6, 2021
— October 20, 2021
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online

Editing Skills for Creative Writers (Online)

w/ Angela Meyer

Editing Skills for Creative Writers (Online)

w/ Angela Meyer
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 11, 2021
— November 15, 2021
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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.

October 12, 2021
— October 26, 2021
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online

The Publisher Package

w/ Annette Barlow

The Publisher Package

w/ Annette Barlow
online

Navigating the literary marketplace can be daunting for new and emerging writers. This unique package will give you an experience of the industry that is normally reserved for writers represented by an agent or already signed by a publisher. This is the ideal professional development program for aspiring writers.

October 16, 2021
— October 16, 2021
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online

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
online

Are you a new writer for children? This online 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.

October 18, 2021
— October 21, 2021
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online

Start to Write: Memoir and Nonfiction

w/ Patti Miller

Start to Write: Memoir and Nonfiction

w/ Patti Miller
online

Do you have a true story to tell? Is it your story, or the story of someone else?

Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.

November 8, 2021
— November 10, 2021
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brisbane

Start to Write: Fiction

w/ Kristina Olsson

Start to Write: Fiction

w/ Kristina Olsson
brisbane

You’ve got a great idea for a story. What do you do next?

Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.

November 14, 2021
— November 14, 2021
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online

Start to Write: Beginners’ Fiction

w/ Mirandi Riwoe

Start to Write: Beginners’ Fiction

w/ Mirandi Riwoe
online
Have you always wanted to write? It might seem an obvious question, but it’s one all writers need to face: Where do you start?
Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.
November 23, 2021
— November 25, 2021
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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 4, 2022
— June 3, 2022
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online

Writing Captivating Picture Books

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin

Writing Captivating Picture Books

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin
online

The perfect three-month course for people who wish to write picture books.

Children are discerning readers, and the children’s publishing industry is highly competitive. To write a children’s picture book that will stand out on a publisher’s desk, and then on bookstore shelves, you need to be aware of what is already out there, while creating something that reflects your personality.

February 23, 2022
— June 1, 2022
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online

The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase

The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase
online

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

February 24, 2022
— February 26, 2022
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online

The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks

The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks
online

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

February 24, 2022
— February 26, 2022
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online

Writing a Novel Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests

Writing a Novel Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests
online

Write your novel, discover your readers meet with industry insiders

 

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this online course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing essential skills in writing, while establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— October 11, 2022
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, discover your readers.

 

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests
brisbane

Write your novel, discover your readers.

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 1, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, discover your readers

For aspiring and emerging novelists ready to dive in and commit to completing a full manuscript, this course will guide you through the process of planning and plotting your novel, while developing essential skills in writing, and establishing a dedicated writing practice.

March 3, 2022
— June 2, 2022
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online

Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs

Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

For aspiring literary nonfiction writers ready to leap in and get serious, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your manuscript. You will develop key skills in collecting information, storytelling, reviewing material, and establishing a dedicated writing practice. Whether you are planning to write first-person memoir or deeply-researched reportage, this course will help you find the best way to present your facts.

March 15, 2022
— May 31, 2022
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online

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Drusilla Modjeska, Peggy Frew or Pip Smith

Author to Author: Mentorship and Editorial Program

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Drusilla Modjeska, 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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