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Hugh MacDiarmid

The Faber Academy: Becoming a Poet

Date Posted:

(07 July 2010)

The Faber Academy presents a new Edinburgh-based course of workshops, Becoming a Poet, with John Burnside and Jacob Polley and sessions hosted by other leading poets and publishers.

A practical workshop-based course which covers all aspects of poetry-writing, from improving your technical skills to putting together a first collection. You will be expected to devote as much time as possible to reading the work of other writers, writing new poems and editing existing ones.

Aimed at new or experienced poets, this is an intensive, selective course set over six months. The course will run from October 2010 to March 2011 at The Stevenson House, the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Course price: £3,500.

For more information about the course and how to apply, contact Becky on beckyf@faber.co.uk
or telephone +44 (0)207 927 3908.

How To Apply

There are 15 places available on Becoming a Poet 2010.

Applicants should write a letter of application and return it to c/o Becky Fincham at the Faber Academy, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA or email it to becky.fincham@faber.co.uk no later than Friday 16 July 2010. The letter should state briefly your writing experience and why you wish to attend this Faber Academy writing course. In addition, you should include:

1. A sample of your poetry [3-5 poems. Maximum 5 pages of A4 (point size 12)]. Please do not send your only copy as this will not be returned.

2. A stamped addressed envelope for receipt of the results of your application.


For full course listings visit www.faberacademy.co.uk