Arvon at Home Masterclass: Mining Your Memories, Writing Your Truth

Zoom Masterclass with Jessica Andrews

Thursday June 17th 2021, 11:00am BST


In this masterclass, we will examine the relationship between memory and truth through an exploration of fiction, autofiction and memoir. We will look at a range of contemporary writers who blur the lines between these genres, such as Rachel Cusk, Garth Greenwell, Ocean Vuong and Annie Ernaux. We will explore what it means to use the parameters of your own life to interrogate a particular question or to illuminate a truth that feels close to you.

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. Bookers unable to join the live session will be able to view this Arvon Masterclass for up to two weeks after the event. You must book your place before the event starts in order to access this facility. 

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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