Masterclass: Nature Writing

Masterclass: Nature Writing

Writing the wild
  • Miriam Darlington Arvon writing tutor
    Miriam Darlington
Date Friday May 3rd 2024, 11:00-13:00 GMT
Location Online

In this Masterclass, prize-winning poet, memoirist and nature writer Miriam Darlington will guide you through how to write about the beauty and resilience of wild nature in the current era of ecocide and environmental concern. You’ll be led through the techniques to help you create unique, compelling and vivid prose while avoiding falling into the trap of cliche.

This class, for enthusiastic beginners, natural history buffs and seasoned writers, concentrates on generating fresh, exciting material that embodies our lived experience of nature. Miriam will take you through inspiring examples of vivid prose and some poems too, and guide you into how to think about depicting the self and the subject in balance. Through short writing exercises, you will explore how to write constructively about aspects of the wild at a time when the natural world is acutely vulnerable.

In a warmly supportive atmosphere, Miriam will lead you through the process of polishing your writing to help make it shine.

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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