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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 26, 2021
— July 29, 2021
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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 1, 2021
— July 29, 2021
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
brisbane

Write your novel, and write it well…

comprehensive 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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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Writing a Novel Stage 2: Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2: Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
online

Write your novel, and write it well…

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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, and write it well…

A comprehensive 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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
melbourne

Write your novel, and write it well…

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 rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 8, 2021
— September 16, 2021
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sydney

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
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.

July 31, 2021
— July 31, 2021
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The Postcard Workshop: Top 5 Writing Practice Tips

w/ Richard Skinner

The Postcard Workshop: Top 5 Writing Practice Tips

w/ Richard Skinner
online

Join us to celebrate 10 years of the Faber Writing Academy in Australia, with this very special seminar designed and led by Richard Skinner, the Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy in the UK and the creator of the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ course.

 

August 4, 2021
— August 4, 2021
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melbourne

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
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.

August 21, 2021
— August 21, 2021
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Kickstart Your Novel: The Opening Chapter and Beyond

w/ Pip Smith

Kickstart Your Novel: The Opening Chapter and Beyond

w/ Pip Smith
online

This is where you start: The perfect place to develop both the technical skill and the narrative momentum to really get stuck into the novel you have been dreaming of starting.

September 9, 2021
— November 11, 2021
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online

Writing Without Fear

w/ Kathryn Heyman

Writing Without Fear

w/ Kathryn Heyman
online

To celebrate 10 years of the Faber Writing Academy in Australia, we are thrilled to present this special one-off seminar, delivered by our Course Director Kathryn Heyman. Kathryn will be talking to the concept of ‘Writing Without Fear’ – meaning not holding anything back creatively.

September 16, 2021
— September 16, 2021
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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

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 4, 2021
— October 7, 2021
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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.

October 6, 2021
— October 20, 2021
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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

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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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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melbourne

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Angela Meyer

Editing Skills for Creative Writers

w/ Angela Meyer
melbourne

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 13, 2021
— November 17, 2021
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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

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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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

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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