Wednesday, 5 November 2008

More Faber Academy


The next really expensive weekend is in Paris,
When: Thursday 27 November to Sunday 30 November 2008
Where: Shakespeare and Company, 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
How much: £500 / €630 (includes lunches)
Who: Novelist and memoirist Rachel Cusk and a guest lecture by Blake Morrison
What: Reality and Representation
How do writers transform personal experience into the artistic representation of life? How and why does the individual become the universal through the literary process?
You may get more out of an Arvon course, a week's residential course.

Then there's a six month writing course.
When:Beginning in February 2009. 22 two-hour evening sessions and 6 full-day sessions. All evening sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 7.00pm-9.00pm. Full-day sessions will take place on Saturdays from 10.00am-5.00pm
Where:Faber and Faber Offices, London WC1
How Much: £3,500. One place on the course will be allocated free of charge.
Who:Course directory: Louise Doherty plus other guest speakers.
What:Writing a Novel From Start to Finish.
A practical, workshop-based course which covers all aspects of novel writing from first ideas for a book through character development, plotting and structure, to re-writing.
How much would an MA cost?

And then they're in Dublin.
When:Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 April 2009
Where:Newman House, Stephen's Green, Dublin
How Much:£500 / €630
Who:Gerard Donovan and Claire Keegan
What:How to Create More Room Using Less Space - The Art of the Short Story

2 comments:

BarbaraS said...

"How much would an MA cost?"

Ans: somewhat less, plus more variety and deadlines to bewilder and bejaysus you

Emerging Writer said...

I know. I am struggling to understand the appeal of these Faber Academy courses compared to the cost.