Masterclass: Writing Parenthood | Bliss and bewilderment | Arvon
Masterclass: Writing Parenthood

Masterclass: Writing Parenthood

Bliss and bewilderment
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    Kirsty Logan
Date Tuesday June 18th 2024, 19:00-21:00 BST / 14:00-16:00 EDT
Location Online

Kirsty Logan is the writer of nine books – including a memoir about pregnancy and parenthood – and the mother of a toddler. She’s not going to tell you how to parent (she’s still trying to figure that out herself) but she can help if you want to write about your parenting experience. Perhaps you’ve long dreamed of writing, and your small human has derailed that slightly. Perhaps the experience of getting to know the world through a child’s eyes has sparked a new desire to create. Perhaps your children have long flown the nest, or it’s parenting from another perspective – perhaps even writing about your own parents – that you’re interested in. Whatever the case, and whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, Kirsty’s got you.

In this masterclass – recorded, so you can watch back at your own pace if bedtime interrupts proceedings – you’ll muster your quite possibly sleep-deprived senses and take some much-needed time to focus inwards. Kirsty will share with you some of the many and varied ways that writers have explored parenthood in memoir and fiction: the wonders and terrors, the bliss and bewilderment. Through prompts and encouragements, you’ll spark new ideas, dig deep into your experience, and get the balance right between staying true to yourself and connecting with a wide group of readers.

You’re a parent 24/7/365 – take these two hours for yourself.

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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