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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.

68 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, Claire Daverley

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

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6 month +

Tutors

Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent, Nikesh Shukla, Sophie Mackintosh, Nicola Dinan

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 03 Oct 2024

Application Deadline

Sunday 15 Sep 2024

£4350
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Fiction Development

Funny Business: The Comedy Writing Room

Join your fellow writers in the Faber Academy Comedy Writing Room in this week-long course, where you’ll find the wit, warmth and laughter in your writing.

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Improving

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Paul Dornan, Emma Jane Unsworth

Start Date

Monday 22 Jul 2024

£595
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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 Jul 2024

12 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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Online

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1-5 days

Tutors

Marcel Theroux

Start Date

Saturday 27 Jul 2024

5 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Plotting

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

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Advanced

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Online

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 29 Jul 2024

£75
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Novel Writing

An Introduction to Writing a Novel

An introduction to Faber Academy's flagship Writing a Novel course for the serious writer.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Joanna Briscoe, Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent

Start Date

Thursday 01 Aug 2024

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Non-fiction

Writing Lives

Life writing is perhaps the most exciting and broadest literary genre of our times – spend a week discovering how you can work within the form to tell your story of a life.

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Improving

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 12 Aug 2024

£595
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Fiction Development, Non-fiction

Writing Women

Join Katherine Angel for five days of group discussion and individual exercises to help you build technical confidence and skill, as you explore how writing can effectively capture the textures and quandaries of women’s lives.

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Improving

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Katherine Angel

Start Date

Monday 19 Aug 2024

£595
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Fiction Development

Writing Audio Drama: From Plays to Podcasts

Learn to write gripping audio drama with an intensive week-long course on story, structure and technique – and take an in-depth look at the growing market for this exciting form.

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Improving

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Mike Harris

Start Date

Monday 26 Aug 2024

£550
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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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