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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 (8)

Fiction Development, Novel Writing

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 25 Feb 2023

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£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

The Advanced Fiction Workshop

A natural continuation for graduates of Writing a Novel, or a great support group for writers who need to really get their head down and get to the end, this fortnightly, six-month course is all about reaching your goal.

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Advanced

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London

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6 month +

Tutors

Gillian Slovo

By Application

Start Date

Tuesday 21 Mar 2023

Application Deadline

Sunday 12 Mar 2023

£1650
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Poetry

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 25 Mar 2023

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£75
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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.

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 25 Mar 2023

10 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

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

Wednesday 29 Mar 2023

£995
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing, 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.

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Improving

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London

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12 weeks

Tutors

Anthony McGowan

Start Date

Thursday 30 Mar 2023

£995
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

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

Thursday 20 Apr 2023

£995
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Poetry

The Salon: Developing Your Poems

Join Richard Scott and Maurice Riordan 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

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Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott, Daljit Nagra

Start Date

Thursday 20 Apr 2023

£650
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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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Sarah May

Sarah May is the highly acclaimed author of seven novels, including The Nudist Colony, which was shortlisted for the Guardian...

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Sarah May
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Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo has published thirteen novels, a family memoir and has also written three verbatim plays. She started in crime...

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Gillian Slovo
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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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Richard Scott
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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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Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written highly acclaimed and award winning fiction and non-fiction for adults, teenagers and younger children...

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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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Maurice Riordan

Maurice Riordan was born in Co. Cork. His first book, A Word from the Loki (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize...

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Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber. He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem...

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Daljit Nagra

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.

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