Faber to launch Academy online

Faber is to add to its series of Faber Academy creative writing courses with a new online course.

Faber Academy Online was created with online education company Professional Writing Academy (PWA) and will host chatrooms, forums and video content from Faber editors. 

Faber Academy and digital director Jason Cooper said: "Since we launched the first courses in 2008, people around the world have been asking for an online version, so we're very pleased to be able to offer it.

"We worked hard to bring the rigour and structure of our face-to-face courses online, while maintaining the community feel and the Faber identity that has made those courses a success. It's an exciting combination of innovation and proven methods."

The first course to run on the online platform will be "Writing a Novel", a 28-week programme based on the face-to-face course of the same name already run by the Academy.

It will begin on 11th April and will be taught by author Kris Kenway, with the study materials and workshop sessions available online. It includes three one-to-one feedback sessions over Skype or on the phone, as well as 24-hour technical support and nine peer review sessions.