Arvon at Home Masterclass: Writing that Matters

Zoom masterclass with Jay Griffiths

Thursday July 9th 2020, 11:00am BST


Our writing houses may be temporarily closed, but Arvon remains very much open: to helping people make space for creativity and to connecting them with the finest writing tutors. For the first time, Arvon is bringing its celebrated writing workshops online.

Arvon at Home Masterclass: Writing that matters

In a world of crisis, writing is more important than it has ever been. Writing that is vivid, significant and true. Jay Griffiths will discuss writing and the living world, how to think about expression that touches the reader, doing so without verbal or emotional cliche. This workshop is about writing creative non-fiction with precision and passion, deepened by research and delivered with courage. There will be the opportunity to get your teeth into some writing and to ask Jay questions. As the author of Wild: An Elemental Journey and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape, the multi-award-winning writer Jay Griffiths has developed a body of work that is both political and personal and is rooted in both nature and culture.

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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