Creative writing courses from Faber

<p>Faber has confirmed that it is planning to roll out a series of creative writing courses, to take place in various cities around Europe and the UK.</p><p>The first, which has already started taking bookings, will be based in Paris, with novelists Tobias Hill and Jeanette Winterson leading 15 aspiring writers on a four-day intensive tutorial at Left Bank bookshop Shakespeare and Co. The &pound;500 price tag includes a daily lunch, optional evening activities arranged by Sylvia Whitman, a Moleskine Paris City Notebook, discounts on Faber books and an advance copy of Hill&#39;s newest novel, <em>The Hidden</em>.</p><p>Plans are already in place for a London version, which is expected to take place in Ian McEwan&#39;s stomping ground Fitzroy Square. Jason Cooper, Faber director of rights and new business development, said his team was also considering Berlin as a destination for a film course, and other locations, such as Edinburgh, Dublin and Birmingham, for writing courses.</p><p>He added: &quot;The idea is to develop specifically things that sit outside the publishing programme, but are connected by brand and by Faber&mdash;the people involved and the network and goodwill.&quot;<br /></p>