Masterclass: Writing with Instinct

Masterclass: Writing with Instinct

Following your gut
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    Sheena Patel
Date Tuesday May 21st 2024, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

Join award-winning author Sheena Patel to harness the power of the D.I.Y Scene and learn how to throw off formulaic rules to discover your voice. With a combination of film clips, writing exercises, and inspiring examples from poetry and fiction, you will explore what it is to write from the heart, grounded down into the body, to find writing that is unexpected.

Some say all writing is writing to discover, and in this Masterclass you will find new ways to express yourself and boost your fiction writing skills.

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.

We are committed to making our Arvon at Home programme accessible to as many people as possible.

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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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