Masterclass: Teaching Creative Writing to Young People

Masterclass: Teaching Creative Writing to Young People

Zoom Masterclass with Steve Voake
  • Steve Voake children fiction writing tutor
    Steve Voake
Date Tuesday March 7th 2023, 19:00 - 21:00 GMT
Location Online

Teaching creative writing can be such a rewarding experience, enabling young people to find a voice and express themselves in new and exciting ways. But how do you teach creative writing to young people? With Steve Voake, award-winning children’s author and experienced writing tutor, you’ll discover ways of inspiring young people to find and develop their ideas in both poetry and prose. You’ll learn how to help them see themselves as writers, to make creative writing accessible to those who are just beginning and, by experimenting with different approaches to writing, see how a few simple exercises can lead you to view your own writing from a new perspective. This masterclass is suitable for anyone interested in developing their teaching skills including primary and secondary school teachers, writers who want to help young people explore their own writing and anyone with an interest in teaching the craft of creative writing.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar (19:00-21:00), 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.

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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