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London Writing Courses

Our London courses take place at the Faber offices in Hatton Garden. 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.

London Writing Courses (28)

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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.

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Advanced

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London

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6 month +

Tutors

Richard T. Kelly, Sarah May, Joanna Briscoe

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 03 Oct 2024

Application Deadline

Sunday 15 Sep 2024

£4350
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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.

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Advanced

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London

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6 month +

Tutors

Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent, Nikesh Shukla

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 03 Oct 2024

Application Deadline

Sunday 15 Sep 2024

£4350
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Fiction Development

Start to Write

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

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 16 Mar 2024

9 more start dates available

£100
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Start to Write Poetry

Kickstart your writing life with a specially designed day of learning, writing and discussion from the home of British poetry.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Scott

Start Date

Saturday 16 Mar 2024

4 more start dates available

£75
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Poetry

The Salon: Developing Your Poems

Join Richard Scott and Rachel Long for this twelve-week intermediate course – find new paths for your work, broaden your understanding of the craft and meet a group of supportive, like-minded poets.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Richard Scott, Rachel Long

Start Date

Thursday 18 Apr 2024

£795
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Fiction Development

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

An introductory course for the writer who is ready to commit to beginning to write seriously. Start your story today!

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Starting out

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Mick Jackson

Start Date

Thursday 18 Apr 2024

£1095
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Fiction Development

Writing Fiction

This unique twelve-week course is about finding a way to write that is yours – whether you're starting out, starting again, or rethinking your approach to fiction writing.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Keith Ridgway

Start Date

Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

£1095
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Fiction Development

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Daytime)

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

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Starting out

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Sue Gee

Start Date

Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

£1095
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Fiction Development

Writing Fiction

You’ve been writing for a while, and have work in progress: now is the time to commit to the next stage, with fresh inspiration from an exciting new course.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Sue Gee

Start Date

Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

£1095
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Fiction Development

Start to Write

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

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 27 Apr 2024

9 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 is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written...

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Richard Skinner
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Sarah May

Sarah May is the highly acclaimed author of seven novels, including The Nudist Colony, (shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award...

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Sarah May
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Richard Scott

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem...

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Rachel Long.

Rachel Long

Rachel Long’s debut collection, My Darling from the Lions was published by Picador in the UK, in 2020, and by Tin House, in the US, in 2021. It was shortlisted for...

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Rachel Long
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Mick Jackson

Mick is a Booker Prize–shortlisted author of four novels and two collections of short stories. His novels – The Underground Man...

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Keith Ridgway

Keith Ridgway is from Dublin. He is the author most recently of A Shock (Picador, New Directions, 2021), which was the winner...

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Keith Ridgway
Sue Gee – Faber Academy's Getting Started with Fiction tutor

Sue Gee

Sue Gee is a novelist and short story writer who ran the MA Writing Programme at Middlesex University from 2000 till 2008...

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Sue Gee

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.

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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.