Arvon at Home Masterclass: Flash Fiction

Zoom masterclass with Tania Hershman

Thursday May 28th 2020, 11:00am BST


Our writing houses may be temporarily closed, but Arvon remains very much open: to helping people make space for creativity and to connecting them with the finest writing tutors. For the first time, Arvon is bringing its celebrated writing workshops online.

Arvon at Home Masterclass: Flash Fiction

Flash fiction – the shortest of short stories – may not take long to read, but the best flash stories are colourful, rich and deep, conjuring up whole worlds in less than a page and lingering long after the final line.

There are many ways to write these tiny fictions. In this masterclass we’ll approach the task from various angles, taking inspiration from everything from art to science, and looking at flash fictions of all shapes and flavours, weighing each word, each space. You will come out with at least three new drafts. No experience necessary, come and play!

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00am – 13:00pm) 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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