The Melbourne Writers Group has adopted a new sponsor and has a link listed on our main meetup.com page: meetup.com/The-Melbourne-Writers-Meetup-Group
“Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin. Quality writing courses inside a publishing house.”
Take a look and visit their webpage to see what you can learn from them today.
Here is the message they would like to share with you:
Faber Writing Academy is the creative writing school inside publisher Allen & Unwin in East Melbourne (also Sydney). We run courses which draw on the expertise of acclaimed authors and our publishers. We specialise in teaching the craft of writing fiction.
The Academy is best known for our six-month evening course Writing a Novel which starts again this March 10 with internationally acclaimed Toni Jordan and Paddy O’Reilly co-teaching the course.
The course teaches the winning elements of a good book and prepares you for pitching to the publishing industry. Students receive feedback from their author tutor and Allen & Unwin publishers. At the end of the course their work appears in our annual course anthology. We then send the anthology to agents and publishers. So, in one hit your work has been presented to a wide section of the Australian publishing industry under the seal of Faber Writing Academy. It’s worth noting that a third of last year’s students caught the interest of an agent. Our Communications Manager, Sarah Menary did the course last year, so feel free to pick her brain about it by calling 02 8425 0171.
We have just launched a new course with Sophie Cunningham called 1% Inspiration. It’s all about generating and knowing which idea to pick for writing a novel. To see all our courses go to www.faberwritingacademy.com.au and go to Melbourne or Sydney courses page.