Masterclass: Poetry

Masterclass: Poetry

Finding a Path
  • Jen Campbell
Date Friday April 21st 2023, 11:00 - 13:00 BST
Location Online

Let’s think about writing poetry as walking through a forest. There’s so much to look at, admire, be intimidated by. We might lose our way; the light doesn’t always reach the floor. In this Masterclass, we’ll be looking at different ways to approach poetry; different ways to untangle stories; different ways to think about and mythologise the world around us. All of these things will help us identify the stories we want to tell, and explore the best ways to tell them in poetic form. This Masterclass will give us tools to write when life feels messy; when we feel we might be a little bit lost.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar (11:00-13:00), 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: £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.

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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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