Masterclass: The Braided Memoir | Intertwining memoir and multiple narratives | Arvon
Masterclass: The Braided Memoir

Masterclass: The Braided Memoir

Intertwining memoir and multiple narratives
  • Laura Cumming
    Laura Cumming
Date Friday October 18th 2024, 11:00-13:00 BST
Location Online

How do you combine multiple narratives with your own story to successfully create a cohesive whole? How do you devise a structure that will allow the reader to follow these different strands? And how do you weave the strands together to create a piece of writing that is greater than the sum of its parts? Join award-winning author Laura Cumming for this inspiring masterclass in which she will use examples from her own work and the work of others to guide you through the building blocks of creating a memoir. You will cover structure and voice, character and setting, and through exercises designed as jumping-off points you’ll find a way through this complex yet compelling approach to memoir writing.

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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