Masterclass: Shaping Your Non-Fiction | Creating new structures | Arvon
Masterclass: Shaping Your Non-Fiction

Masterclass: Shaping Your Non-Fiction

Creating new structures
  • Jessica J. Lee
Date Tuesday July 30th 2024, 19:00-21:00 BST / 14:00-16:00 EDT
Location Online

Join award-winning writer Jessica J Lee to explore the frequently tricky question of how best to structure your non-fiction. Whether you’re tackling a braided essay, a book in fragments, or something more linear, this masterclass will consider the many possible structures your non-fiction work may take.

Using a range of exercises for mapping out your project’s architecture, timeline, and tone, you’ll gain insights into how to find the right shape for any piece you may want to write. We’ll explore tactics for re-moulding a work you’ve already written as well as tools for planning structure from the ground up for future work.

You’ll leave with new ideas and tools for how to bring the best possible shape to your non-fiction.

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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