Arvon at Home Masterclass: Journey into Stories

Zoom masterclass with Jonathan Lorie

Thursday December 9th 2021, 11:00 BST


Journeys and places are powerful elements in any story and travel writers use them in many dazzling ways. This masterclass looks at how travel writing can vividly evoke the sense of place, the symbolism of journey and the concept of a story as a transformative experience with you, the narrator, at the centre. Jonathan Lorie, Britain’s most experienced travel writing tutor, will lead an immersive exploration of the creative possibilities of travel writing – which you can use in this or any other genre. Practical exercises will heighten your writing skills and structural abilities, while thought experiments will challenge you to define the journey that matters, the story that has called you and the formal vessel that can carry you through your writing voyage.

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

As part of our wider effort to increase participation in the arts, concessionary places are available for this course.

Cost: £35 (concession: £17.50)


"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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