Arvon at Home Masterclass: Feeling Out Along the Length of the Line

Zoom masterclass with Jacob Polley

Thursday April 15th 2021, 11am GMT


Long or short, the line is the way poets intuit and organise the music of a poem. We use the line, in many ways, to think with, but that thinking must convince the ear. In this masterclass, you’ll look at ways of generating lines, of thinking about lines, and thinking with them. Where might a line lead? Where does one line end and another begin? How do we, like high-wire walkers, feel out along the length of a line? We’ll be writing in order to explore these questions, so come with writing implements and a blank page. You don’t need anything else!

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11am – 1pm) including time for you to write. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This is a live event only and it will not be recorded.

There are limited number of grants available for people on low-income. These are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact to apply.

Cost: £35


"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."

—Masterclass participant

"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."

—Masterclass participant

"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."

—Masterclass participant



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