Arvon at Home Masterclass: Writing the Brontës’ Landscapes

Zoom Masterclass With Michael Stewart

Thursday February 17th 2022, 11:00am GMT


The Brontë family occupy a unique place in English Literature and their writing is often associated with Gothic fiction. Though perhaps the most distinctive aspect of their writing originates in the bleak moorland that surrounded their Haworth home – where all of the family sought solace and inspiration.

In this masterclass, award-winning writer and Brontë expert, Michael Stewart, will explain the importance of the moorland landscape on their characters and stories. He will focus on key passages from their poems and novels, as well as his own Brontë-influenced writing. There will be several writing exercises to develop your eco-literary craft – feedback will be given and the masterclass will end with questions.

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11am – 1pm) 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 one month 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, 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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