Masterclass: Writing the Wild Way

Masterclass: Writing the Wild Way

Zoom Masterclass with Jack Wallington
  • Photo of Jack Wallington standing in field
    Jack Wallington
Date Friday April 14th 2023, 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
Location Online

In this masterclass, award-winning writer and nature lover Jack Wallington will explore the connections between the outdoors, gardening and writing through a series of exercises and provocations. From the seeding of the initial idea to developing a regular writing habit, Jack will share his insights into showing and telling, and ways of expressing complex ideas more simply. This class is suitable for anyone with an interest in writing practically and clearly with the aim of inspiring others to enjoy time outdoors gardening or learning about wildlife. Also if you simply want to explore new ways of communicating or writing about something you love for fun.

Please all go for a walk a day or so before the class. It could be a very short walk in your garden or a longer walk around town or the countryside. Make a few notes about what you did, what you saw in your head or if you’re forgetful like me, a handful of very short bullet points on a scrap of paper.

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, 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.

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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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