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London Writing Courses

Our London courses take place at the Faber offices in the heart of literary Bloomsbury. Find inspiration for your own writing inside the publishing house that has played home to thirteen Nobel laureates and seven Booker Prize winners, and continues to publish major literary voices like Sally Rooney and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Our London writing courses: an overview

We’ve been running in courses in Faber’s London offices since 2009 – an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring authors to step inside one of the world’s great independent publishing houses as they begin their own writing journey.

Our London courses are always capped at fifteen students per class – small enough for the group to form a bond and really engage with each other’s work, but with enough breadth of experience and interests to facilitate constructive, dynamic discussions in the room.

Easily accessible by public transport, you'll find us next to the British Museum, with beautiful Russell Square just around the corner.

London Writing Courses (16)

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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Daytime)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Nikesh Shukla, Shelley Weiner

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 07 Oct 2021

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Sunday 12 Sep 2021

£4000
Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Evening)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 29 Sep 2021

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Sunday 12 Sep 2021

£4000
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Fiction

Whether you're just starting out or trying to revitalise your writing process, find your feet in fiction with this intensive twelve-week course – and learn to write in a way that belongs entirely to you.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Keith Ridgway

Start Date

Thursday 23 Sep 2021

1 more start date available

£995
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Crime, Fiction Development

Writing Crime

Take a deep dive into crime fiction and learn what it takes to write a novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seat.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Fiona Cummins

Start Date

Monday 27 Sep 2021

£995
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Poetry

Writing Poems

A playful, supportive three-month poetry course for beginners and aspiring amateur poets, with two of the best practitioners and teachers in the country.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott

Start Date

Thursday 30 Sep 2021

£695
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 23 Oct 2021

5 more start dates available

£100
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Non-fiction, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 27 Nov 2021

5 more start dates available

£100
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Non-fiction

Five Days to Write a Life

There are many ways in which a life story can be presented but this course aims to understand the story you wish to tell – and to help you tell it well.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Julia Blackburn

Start Date

Monday 10 Jan 2022

£550
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Daytime)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Nikesh Shukla, Shelley Weiner

By Application

Start Date

Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Friday 31 Dec 2021

£4000
Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Evening)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Friday 31 Dec 2021

£4000
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Fiction

Whether you're just starting out or trying to revitalise your writing process, find your feet in fiction with this intensive twelve-week course – and learn to write in a way that belongs entirely to you.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Keith Ridgway

Start Date

Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

1 more start date available

£995
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

A twelve-week creative writing course for beginners. Playful, serious and fun, it asks what writing is and why we do it.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Sue Gee

Start Date

Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

£995
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Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Don't you just take out all the long words? No. It's harder than that, but this inspiring children's writing course will help.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Anthony McGowan

Start Date

Monday 24 Jan 2022

£995
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 29 Jan 2022

5 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 26 Feb 2022

5 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 26 Mar 2022

5 more start dates available

£100
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London Course Tutors

Our London tutors are all published authors, handpicked from Faber and beyond, as well as experienced teachers with in-depth knowledge of the industry.

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Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner

I really felt part of the Faber family, and continue to do so [...] The course is really well organised, and the team work hard to make the experience valuable and productive.

Duncan

Writing a Novel

The course is really well organised, and the team work hard to make the experience valuable and productive.

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Manuscript Assessment

Get comprehensive editorial feedback on your manuscript from our experienced readers – whether it’s still a work-in-progress or you’re preparing to submit to literary agents.

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Mentoring

We offer a range of mentoring options if you’d prefer to work one-on-one with an established writer to help you shape your project and realise your writing ambitions.

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Browse the Reading Room

From author interviews and writing tips to creative writing exercises and reading lists, we've got everything you need to get started – and to keep going.