Monday, 21 July 2008

FABER WRITING COURSES




Posh publishers Faber have Tobias Hill and Jeanette Winterson facilitating their inaugural Faber Academy Creative Writing Course in the deliciously wonderful Shakespeare & Co bookshop in Paris in October (9th to 12th). The course costs €630.
Topics include:
When do you need to tell a story and when do you let it tell itself?
How far can you trust your readers to understand what is left unspoken?
What is gained - and what is lost - by describing characters in the flesh?

Apparently they plan to run these courses in other cities too, including Dublin. See here for more. Sounds great to me but, oh, the price!

3 comments:

BarbaraS said...

Oh the price indeed! Almost as wishful thinking as the price of Carlo Gebler's Novel writing course for €650, as flagged by Emerging Writer, in the Irish Writer's Centre. I'm still hoping that was a typo...

Women Rule Writer said...

It wasn't a typo. I wonder how many takers they got for Carlo? He's a great guy but who has that kind of dosh?

If Faber come to Dublin with an interesting line-up, it might be worth going along. We'll have to wait and see what's on offer, I suppose.

BarbaraS said...

Dear Lord! You could get a third of an MA for that price...

Be interested to see who Faber bring to Dublin for sure. We'll see.