Masterclass: How to Teach Creative Writing – Theatre

Masterclass: How to Teach Creative Writing – Theatre

Raise the curtain on teaching creative playwriting
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    Ella Hickson
Date Friday April 5th 2024, 11:00-13:00 GMT
Location Online

Join award-winning playwright Ella Hickson for the latest instalment of Arvon’s How to Teach Creative Writing Masterclass series. Whether you are a playwright or scriptwriter looking for professional development, or a teacher in a secondary school or college wanting a boost of creative inspiration, this Masterclass is aimed at anyone interested in developing their skills in, and enjoyment of, teaching playwriting to adults or young people.

What is the key to doing this effectively? And how do you invent a workshop that is entirely your own, with your exercises, your games, your energy? Doing so is a creative, personal act and can often be as original and fulfilling as the writing itself, reigniting your own wonder and passion and expanding your support network of creative peers.

Ella will provide the tools, techniques and boost that you need to refresh and inspire your teaching practice. You’ll leave with renewed energy and plenty of ideas for how to bring a fresh perspective to playwriting.

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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