Online Writing Day: Fiction | Going for the bold: the poetry of prose | Arvon
Online Writing Day: Fiction

Online Writing Day: Fiction

Going for the bold: the poetry of prose
  • Ashley Hickson-Lovence
Date Friday July 5th 2024, 10:00 - 16:00 BST
Location Online

An opening paragraph bristling with hooks. A first chapter that sets up the intriguing inciting incidents to follow so convincingly it’s impossible not to read on. An investable character arc. Propulsive poetic prose at sentence level that makes the reader’s eyes fizz down the page effortlessly. This is all before we come dialogue!

In fiction, there’s a lot at stake.

Looking at the work of writers such as Max Porter, Derek Owusu, Henry Hoke, Rebecca Watson and many many more, this one-day interactive webinar led by award-nominated author and Creative Writing lecturer Dr. Ashley Hickson-Lovence introduces innovative creative approaches that will encourage you to write stories with flair and without fear. This one-day offer will embolden you to push your creative boundaries and provide you with the practical tools needed to experiment more wildly with your words.

This day is suitable for all whether you are just setting off on your writing journey or whether you are further down the line with your work.

Is this course for me?

Our one-day courses are aimed at anyone who is currently, or would like to begin, writing. They are often attended by:

All sessions of the day are delivered live via Zoom meetings, with the option of cameras off or on. We strongly encourage you to participate in the live sessions, but if you find yourself unable to attend on the day, it will be possible to watch the recordings of each session at any time over the course of the following month.

We have limited concession places available for this course (which are bookable through the usual booking process), as well as some fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. For more information please email

Online: £90

Concessions: £63

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of 30% concessions are available for this course at checkout, as well as two fully funded places for those who cannot afford the concession rate. To request a fully funded place please email

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On the Day

10-11.30 Morning workshop part one 

11.30-11.45 Tea break 

11.45-12.45  Morning workshop part two 

12.45-13.45 Lunch 

13.45-15.15 Afternoon workshop   

15.15-15.30 Tea break 

15.30-16.00 Final Q&A/next steps 



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