Masterclass: Writing the Gothic & Weird in Fiction and Poetry

Masterclass: Writing the Gothic & Weird in Fiction and Poetry

Zoom Masterclass with Rosie Garland
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    Rosie Garland
Date Friday June 17th 2022, 11:00 - 13:00 BST
Location Online

In 1974, Angela Carter said ‘we live in Gothic times’. It has never been more apt. From subculture to high culture, the Gothic can be found in art, films and literature today. Aimed at writers of fiction or poetry, or any point in between. So, with lantern held aloft in trembling fingers, explore the haunted labyrinth & discover the surprises within… During this masterclass, Rosie Garland will draw on her experience as a writer of Gothic-themed novels and poetry as well as a career performing with cult Goth band The March Violets. From the fantastical & fearsome to the gorgeously ghostly, you’ll be introduced to a variety of literary Gothic treats. There will also be practical exercises to prompt writing and help you to craft your own Gothic tales.

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, 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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