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Creative Writing Courses from Faber and Faber and Allen & Unwin

Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin is an exciting writing programme offering a range of courses from one-day workshops to six-month courses devised by the foremost practitioners in their fields.

If you have a story to tell, why not study with two of the world's leading publishers? ... more




The 2013 Writing a Novel Anthology

The new Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel Anthology 2013' is now available as a free ebook from Kindle.

Faber 2013 Writing a Novel Anthology

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Writing a Novel Scholarship: 2014 winners announced!

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the inaugural Writing a Novel Scholarships! ... click here for details

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The Writers' Workshop

Course begins 28 April 2014

This unique course, made up of seven evening sessions and a concluding full-day workshop, is intended to be an intense time of writing and 'new thinking' about both the student's work and themselves as a creative person and writer. ... more

Edit Your Novel

Course begins 1 May 2014

Edit Your Novel is made up of 16 fortnightly sessions taught by a professional publisher and a literary agent. It is intended to give you the support you need to prepare your novel for publication. ... more

Interested in attending our next novel or memoir course?

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We are thrilled to announce two new courses for Sydney in 2014. The Writers' Workshop with Stephanie Dowrick - starts 28 April and Edit Your Novel - starts 1 May.
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See what Time Out has to say about our Melbourne courses!

Transworld is to publish a debut psychological thriller by UK Faber Academy alumnus Renee Knight, after winning an auction against "substantial" bids from six other major UK publishers - find out more

Davina Bell, a graduate of our Writing for Children course, has a picture book coming out with Scribe in October. The Underwater Fancydress Parade will be illustrated by Allison Copoys and it's part of a two-book deal. Well done Davina!

Allen & Unwin will publish Jayne Newling's deeply moving memoir, Missing Christopher, in June 2014.
Jayne completed Patti Miller's True Stories course this year. Her Publisher, Elizabeth Weiss, says the manuscript is 'wonderfully well written' and a 'powerful story'. Congratulations Jayne!

Jill Lever's first book The worm who knew karate, illustrated by Terry Denton, will be published by Penguin in 2015.
Jill did our Writing for Children course in Melbourne this year and says the book was created during the picture book workshop she did with Sally Rippin as part of the course. Congratulations Jill!