Arvon at Home Masterclass: Making Yourself Useful

Zoom masterclass with Chris Thorpe

Thursday October 22nd 2020, 11:00am BST


In this workshop we’ll explore using our lives in our work. How can we tell our stories, talk about our experiences and invite audiences to do more than sit and listen? How can we be generous with our own lives and make them a lens to look at the world through? What are the new forms we can find to make ourselves as useful as possible in our work? The focus will be on writing for theatre and performance, but anyone writing in any form is welcome.

You could come with a story about yourself you’re burning to tell, or just because you’re curious about how you fit into your own work. For anyone at any stage – from ‘almost done’ to ‘I just had this idea…’

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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