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Creative Writing Courses

Our creative writing courses are run by award-winning authors and industry experts from Faber and beyond. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced writer taking the next step in your career, we offer the support and structure you need to achieve your writing goals.

Our creative writing courses: an overview

From one-day introductory workshops, to six-month advanced courses, Faber Academy offers a full range of creative writing courses for writers at every stage of their journey.

With options to study in-person at Faber's HQ in Hatton Garden or online via our bespoke online classroom, writers can choose from classes in fiction, non-fiction or poetry with experienced and passionate tutors.

59 courses

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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, Diana Evans, Sophie Mackintosh

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 02 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

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent, Nikesh Shukla, Sophie Mackintosh

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 03 Oct 2024

Application Deadline

Sunday 15 Sep 2024

£4350
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Online)

A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team.

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Advanced

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Online

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6 month +

Tutors

Jessica Moor, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Monday 24 Jun 2024

2 more start dates available

Application Deadline

Monday 10 Jun 2024

£2750
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Non-fiction

Memoir and Life Writing

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Improving

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Online

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12 weeks

Tutors

Lucie Brownlee

Start Date

Wednesday 26 Jun 2024

1 more start date available

£850
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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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Online

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1-5 days

Tutors

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Start Date

Saturday 29 Jun 2024

£75
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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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Online

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1-5 days

Tutors

Marcel Theroux

Start Date

Saturday 29 Jun 2024

6 more start dates available

£100
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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

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 29 Jun 2024

6 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Finish Your Draft

Develop the tools, techniques and motivation to complete your draft within nine months.

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Advanced

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Online

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Jessica Moor

By Application

Start Date

Monday 01 Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Monday 17 Jun 2024

£1850
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Short Story

The Five Day Short Story

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Improving

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Shelley Weiner

Start Date

Monday 01 Jul 2024

1 more start date available

£595
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience.

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Starting out

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Online

Length

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12 weeks

Tutors

Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Start Date

Monday 01 Jul 2024

1 more start date available

£395
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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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