Arvon at Home Masterclass: The News that Stays News

Zoom masterclass with Clare Pollard

Thursday February 25th 2021, 11:00am GMT


Many of us will have felt the desire to write poetry that bears witness over the last year. But we might also be anxious about writing poems that ‘date’, or aware of Pound’s assertion that literature ‘is the news that stays news’. In this masterclass we will read and write poems that respond to current world events, exploring strategies for writing your times both obliquely and directly, with reference to forms that pay attention to the moment, from haiku to poetic journals.

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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