Arvon Live Writing Day

Arvon Live Writing Day

Writing about place
  • Will Self
  • Amy Liptrot
    Amy Liptrot
Date Sunday August 28th 2022
Location Other

Is your writing – whether fiction or nonfiction – about places? Are you interested in how to use a certain location in your work? Do you want to push boundaries, both literary and geographical?

Over the course of two Masterclasses delivered live and in-person, Will Self and Amy Liptrot will share some of their own methods of exploring an area – on foot, in words – and give you a chance to try them out. Do places have their own voices? Do they carry memories? How can we as writers tune into and translate them? You will consider what makes successful place writing as well as what makes you an individual.

There will be opportunities to be inspired by the landscape of Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley as well as places from your own experience and imagination: town or city, island or forest, kitchen or carpark, map or cloud.

Price: £75

Concessions: £37.50

We will provide a sandwich lunch and tea, coffee, and water throughout the day.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall is a fully accessible venue in the centre of the town, approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Hebden Bridge train station (accessible lift option available on request) with direct links to Manchester and Leeds. Parking is available within the town centre. For more information:  

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY 


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

Schedule for 28 August 2022

9.30 – 09.55: Register and coffee

09.55-10.00: Intro to the day from Arvon host

10.00-12.00: Workshop One (with 15-minute break)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00:  Workshop Two (with 15-minute break)

13.30-13.45: Break

3.15-16.00: Q&A with tutors and a surgery session for your work




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