Masterclass: Fiction – Kickstart your Writing

Masterclass: Fiction – Kickstart your Writing

Zoom Masterclass with Derek Owusu in partnership with Tottenham Literature Festival
  • Black and white side-on photo of Derek Owusu wearing a leather jacket
    Derek Owusu
Date Monday November 14th 2022, 10:00 - 13:00 GMT
Location Online

Are you looking for the perfect inspiration to kick start your writing career? Join us for three hours of inspiring online tuition led by award winning Tottenham author Derek Owusu. You’ll receive expert advice, techniques and creative prompts. Three hours that will bring your words to life. Whether it’s a new piece of writing or something you’ve put to the side for some time, this is a space to really nurture your writing and confidence, no matter where you are on your writing journey.

In partnership with Tottenham Literature Festival and Arvon at Home, this Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last three hours (10:00 – 13:00) including a break and time for you to write. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This is a live event, which will not be recorded.

Additional info: There are limited bursary spaces for Black British writers, especially based in Tottenham and Haringey London boroughs who will also receive a free copy of Derek Owusu’s new novel Losing the Plot. To apply for the bursary click here.

Deadline Monday 7 November 12:00 GMT. There will be live closed captions during the masterclass, however if you require BSL interpretation, please indicate this when purchasing your ticket.


Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of 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.

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

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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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