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Newcastle Writing Courses

Launching in 2023 in partnership with New Writing North, our programme of writing courses in Newcastle will include fiction, poetry, memoir and children's writing and take place at The Common Room.

Our Newcastle writing courses: an overview

After over a decade of welcoming students to Faber's London offices, we're thrilled to be hosting a full programme of writing courses in Newcastle. We've partnered with New Writing North and The Common Room for this new venture, with courses for 2023 including our flagship six-month Writing a Novel course along with shorter courses across a variety of genres.

The Common Room is a new charity, formed to lead the restoration of Neville Hall in Newcastle. Their vision is to use their unique heritage to inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers.

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Newcastle Writing Courses (3)

Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Newcastle)

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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Newcastle

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Preti Taneja

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Start Date

Tuesday 21 Mar 2023

Application Deadline

Sunday 05 Mar 2023

£3000
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Start to Write (Newcastle)

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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Newcastle

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 18 Feb 2023

£80
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction (Newcastle)

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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Newcastle

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12 weeks

Tutors

Margaret Wilkinson

Start Date

Thursday 06 Apr 2023

£795
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Newcastle Course Tutors

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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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Preti Taneja

Preti Taneja is a writer and activist. She has taught writing in prisons, worked with arts practitioners around the world mediating their own...

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Margaret Wilkinson

Margaret Wilkinson

Recently retired senior lecturer in prose and scriptwriting on the MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University, where she has taught...

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Margaret Wilkinson

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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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Announcing Faber Academy Newcastle
Writing Prickly Female Protagonists

Writing a Novel alumna Ania Bas on writing the main character of her debut novel, published earlier

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My Road to Publication… And What I Learned Along the Way

The author of Honey and Me (published by Scholastic Press) on how her book came to be

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