Masterclass: The Poetry of Prose

Masterclass: The Poetry of Prose

Setting your prose alight
  • Andrew McMillan Poetry Writing Course Arvon
    Andrew McMillan
Date Tuesday April 23rd 2024, 19:00-21:00 GMT
Location Online

‘If prose is a house, poetry is a man on fire running quite fast through it.’ Anne Carson How can we turn our skills and interests as poets towards prose? If you are a poet looking to dip your toe into writing prose, or a prose writer who is interested in the ways that poetry might enrich a novel or a short story, then join multi-award winning poet Andrew McMillan as he delves into the ways that poetry has informed his prose writing (his debut novel is out with Canongate in early 2024). Thinking about description, the sentence, plot and character, this masterclass will explore that flexible, mutable threshold between poetry and prose.

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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