Masterclass Recording: How to Teach Creative Writing
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Masterclass Recording: How to Teach Creative Writing

The nose-to-tail of creative writing workshops
  • Marina Benjamin Life Writing Course Tutor
    Marina Benjamin
Date Tuesday July 11th 2023, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

If you’re a teacher of creative writing looking to develop your skills, this two-hour Masterclass with Marina Benjamin, author of a trilogy of memoirs and experienced creative writing tutor, will offer guidance, tools, and fresh inspiration. Marina will cover the nose-to-tail elements of designing a workshop, from the importance of introductions, warm-ups and ice-breakers to temperature checks and benchmarks – the various ways you can get to know a large group at speed. We’ll look at how you do something meaningful in an hour versus how to keep the energy up in a day-long workshop; how to choose resources; how to gamify content; how to extract layered discussion from set texts and how to think about your workshop in terms of moveable modules. Whether you’re a writer keen to explore teaching, a secondary school teacher or community educator, this session will enable you to plan and structure a workshop that is effective, motivating, and entirely your own. This is part of Arvon’s How to Teach Creative Writing Masterclass strand.

This recording will be available to watch at your convenience. Please see the ‘Access’ tab for information on how to find it.

Online: £25.00

Concessions: £12.50

We are committed to making our Arvon at Home programme accessible to as many people as possible.

When you make your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation, including a link to the recording. You can access it at any time using that link. It can also be accessed by logging in to your account on our website, opening the course card on your ‘My Bookings’ page, and clicking on the red ‘Recording’ button. Any course materials that may have been shared for the live session will also be available via a button in the course card. All Masterclasses are recorded with auto-generated captioning, which appears on the recordings.

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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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