Arvon at Home Masterclass: Poetry

Bringing Autobiography to Life in Spirit

Thursday February 24th 2022, 11:00 GMT


Daniel Sluman’s masterclass will explore autobiographical and confessional modes in poetry and how the moment-to-moment experience of life can be explored through language. If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate more of your life into your work, or if you’re curious as to how poetry can be grounded in content that has been typically seen as domestic or banal, then this is the masterclass for you. Daniel will discuss looking at day-to-day life through a slanted lens, how defamiliarization can open-up new possibilities in poetry, and how to create an always evolving, cohesive poetics of our own self.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00 – 13:00) including time for you to write. It will be recorded and available to view for up to a month after the event.

As part of our wider effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price. 

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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