Online Evening Course: Fiction
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Online Evening Course: Fiction

Honing your story
Tutors
  • Christopher Wakling Arvon tutor
    Christopher Wakling
  • Rachel Seiffert
    Rachel Seiffert
Date Monday October 3rd - Monday October 31st 2022, 18.30 BST
Location Online

This course will kickstart your fiction, be it a short-form or a novel.

Tutors Christopher Wakling and Rachel Seiffert will guide you through all aspects of writing stories in practical workshops packed with examples and exercises.

You’ll explore new sources of inspiration and how to start your novel well, as well as plotting your story, developing its characters and a sense of place, right the way through to editing.

You’ll be encouraged to apply the theory to practice in your own writing across the month and receive bespoke advice on your work in progress in one-to-one tutorials. Come prepared to consider your story afresh and this course will help you bring it home.

Online: £400

Concessions: £200

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.

Grants are available to help with the course fee

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

Across all of Arvon at Home

Masterclasses and Online Writing Day

How I Write

Online Writing Weeks / Weekends

Subject to funding/permissions (please contact us for more details)

If you have any access issues that we have not covered here, please contact us on access@arvon.org

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Week 1

Monday

18.30—19.00: Everyone gathers online in Arvon’s Zoom Writing House. Your Arvon host will welcome you and the tutors, giving you an overview of the next 5 weeks, how the technology works, along with some ideas for making your writing ‘cocoon’. You’ll get to meet everyone, ask questions, and settle in. Your tutors will ask you to start thinking about your writing, perhaps setting an exercise.

19.00—21:00: Your first workshop with both tutors and your all-important fellow writers!

Wednesday

19:15—20:15: This week’s How I Write session. Take a look here to see which writer is being showcased.

 

Week 2

Monday

18.30—20.30: Workshop with one of your tutors.

Wednesday

19:15—20:15: This week’s How I Write session. Take a look here to see which writer is being showcased.

 

Week 3

Monday

18.30—20.00: Workshop with one of your tutors.

20:15—21:00: Tutor reading and Q&A. An opportunity to hear your tutors read and discuss their work and put your questions to them.

Tuesday:

18.00—21:00: Tutorials with your tutors.

Wednesday

19:15—20:15: This week’s How I Write session. Take a look here to see which writer is being showcased.

Week 4

Monday

18.30—20.30: Workshop with one of your tutors.

20:15—21:00: Tutor reading and Q&A. An opportunity to hear your tutors read and discuss their work and put your questions to them.

Tuesday:

18.00—21:00: Tutorials with your tutors.

Wednesday

19:15—20:15: This week’s How I Write session. Take a look here to see which writer is being showcased.

Week 5

Monday

18.30—19.45: A final workshop with both of your tutors

20.00-21.15: Group readings. An opportunity to share some of the new words you have conjured over the past 5 weeks in a celebratory atmosphere among new friends.

And then...

Next steps: The 5 weeks don’t stop here. You now have a writing community. Stay in touch. Share your work with each other, and take it forward!

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