Beginning the blogging year with a giveaway is always a good idea! This week you can win a copy of actor James Franco’s upcoming short story collection Palo Alto, courtesy of Faber Academy and Allen & Unwin.
What is Faber Academy?
The Academy began in London when Faber offered creative writing courses out of their offices, taught by authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Hanif Kureshi and Louise Doughty. When these became successful, the Academy spread to Dublin, Paris and Toronto among others. Faber has teamed up with Allen & Unwin to offer a six month course on ‘Writing a Novel’ to be held at their offices in Crows Nest and to be taught by Kathryn Heyman and James Bradley from March to August 2011. ‘What’s exciting about it’, says Allen & Unwin, ‘is the hands-on nature of the classes, the publishers and agents reading night and the expectation that participants will finish the course with a complete first draft of their novel’. There’s more information about the course outline on the website. Applications for the course close soon on 28 January.
To win James Franco’s Palo Alto, courtesy of Faber Academy and Allen & Unwin, all you have to do is tell LiteraryMinded about a book you’re looking forward to reading in 2011. It might be something new, or it could be that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages. Leave your answer as a comment here on the blog, send it to me in a tweet, or leave it as a comment on this post on the Facebook fan page (not my personal page) before 5pm Sunday 23 January 2011. The winner will be drawn randomly.