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The Book Proposalw/ Rebecca Giggs
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.’
— July 29, 2021
Writing About Artw/ Anwen Crawford
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 29, 2021
Writing a Novel Stage 2: Onlinew/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
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.
— September 14, 2021
The Postcard Workshop: Top 5 Writing Practice Tipsw/ Richard Skinner
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
Kickstart Your Novel: The Opening Chapter and Beyondw/ Pip Smith
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.
— November 11, 2021
Writing Without Fearw/ Kathryn Heyman
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
Writing and Advocacyw/ 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.
— September 28, 2021
Getting Published as a Writer for Childrenw/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
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 7, 2021
Writing Environmental Crisisw/ James Bradley
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.
— November 3, 2021
Writing Difficult Charactersw/ Peter Polites
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 20, 2021
Editing Skills for Creative Writers (Online)w/ Angela Meyer
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.
— November 15, 2021
Writing About Booksw/ Declan Fry
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 26, 2021
The Publisher Packagew/ Annette Barlow
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
Start to Write: Memoir and Nonfictionw/ Patti Miller
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 10, 2021