Arvon at Home Masterclass: How to Write a Short Story

Zoom Masterclass with Graham Mort

Thursday March 18th 2021, 11.00 am GMT


Graham Mort presents a masterclass on writing short fiction. What is fiction in relation to actual experience? How does the writer engage the reader and how does that reader contribute to the story? We’ll look at some of the key choices that a writer has to make when approaching short fiction: location, narrative mode, character, voice, imagery, omission and inclusion and the arc of the story itself. We’ll also get you creating some new writing and see where that takes us, including how the editing process can tighten and intensify elements of your work.

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00am – 1:00pm) 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

Grants are available to help with the course fee


"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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