Arvon Live Writing Day

Arvon Live Writing Day

Celebrating Identity
  • Kit de Waal
    Kit de Waal
  • Lisa Blower
Date Friday July 8th 2022
Location Other

This daylong event with prize winning writers Kit De Waal and Lisa Blower is dedicated to the celebration of identity in literature. Using their own works as creative prompts and discussion points, Kit and Lisa will share and discuss their process and practice when exploring matters of identity, voice, regionality, place, belonging, and achieving authenticity in representation.

The day will feature two two-hour masterclasses where Kit and Lisa will talk Character Identities in one session by referencing Kit’s work, and then Aspects of Regionality in a second session referencing Lisa’s work. Each session will feature writing tasks enabling you to either start a new work, or perhaps even complete a work of flash fiction or poetry. The day will close with a reading and In Conversation event with Cold War Steve.

Location: Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Arvon is delighted to run this event in partnership with Birmingham City University.

Price: £85

Concessions: £42.50

Lunch is not included, but tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

Access into the Parkside building is step free. The Shell is on the ground floor, it can be accessed via the security barriers and through standard fire doors.

The Shell is located on the ground floor of Parkside building.

The Parkside Building:
5 Cardigan Street
B4 7BD
United Kingdom

For directions to BCU’s Parkside building, please see here:



This course was so inspiring, we covered so much ground in a short amount of time.
— Arvon Live Participant
There's nothing quite like an Arvon course: that feeling of learning, of discovering new things about yourself and the people you meet along the way.
— Arvon Live Participant
It was great to meet other writers and forge connections. It was insightful to hear directly from established authors and poets about their practice and influences in an approachable and intimate space.
— Arvon Live Participant

Arvon Live Writing Day Timetable

Friday 8 July 2022

9.30 Register and coffee

10.00 Intro to the day from Arvon host

10.10-12.20 Masterclass with Kit De Waal including a short break

12.20-1.00 Lunch (not supplied, please bring your own or source from a range of nearby options)

1.00-3.10  Masterclass with Lisa Blower including a short break

3.10-3.20 Break

3.20-4.20 Reading and in-conversation with Cold War Steve and Lisa Blower

4.20-4.30 Closing from Arvon host



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