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Masterclass: Exploring Autofiction

Masterclass: Exploring Autofiction

Stealing content
  • Jarred McGinnis
Date Friday May 17th 2024, 11:00-13:00 BST
Location Online

We’re going to talk about Autofiction. It’s quite a trendy term, or was a couple years ago, but my hope is that I’ll show you there’s nothing new under the sun. We’ll sit at the feet of masters such as Ernaux. We’ll steal from memoir, fiction and our own lived experiences to create something that is neither here nor there, and we will learn not to worry so much about categories. Good writing is good writing, and there is no common definition. Most of all, we’re going to explore how ‘lived fiction’ is an opportunity to create a unique intimacy with the reader that is harder to achieve with other forms. You have a story to tell that is your own. The task now is to find a way to tell it that is undeniable. Join me, and we’ll work this out together.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £40

Concessions: £20

As part of our 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.

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"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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