Take part in intensive workshops designed to get you thinking about the main components of any novel – character, setting, voice, plot – and help you dive in to writing.
Guest tutor, Ross Grayson Bell will also reveal the elements of classical narrative structure that make a story irresistible.
Through a series of structured exercises, reading and discussion, you’ll discover how to put everything you’ve learned into practice. Then in the afternoons you’ll have the opportunity to stay on and use the inspiring surroundings of Allen & Unwin’s Terrace for dedicated writing time. And to cap it all, on Friday, a top editor and agent will share their views on what makes a great opening and catches a publisher’s eye.
Course size is strictly limited to 15 places, so book soon to avoid disappointment. Course fee: $1,100 (inc. GST)
About the Tutors: Kathryn Heyman is the author of five novels, most recently Floodline. She has won numerous awards including an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critics’ Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her radio plays for BBC Radio include adaptations of her own work. As well as being the Program Director for Faber Academy in Australia, Kathryn Heyman is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program and a member of the Folio Prize Academy.
Ross Grayson Bell was the creative producer and adaptor of the international cult hit film Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt. Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses – including tutors and venues – may be subject to cancellation or change. How to Apply To secure your booking, please complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by post to Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin, PO Box 8500, St Leonards NSW 1590 Download the application form (PDF) For further information contact Faber Academy: email@example.com or (02) 8425 0171.