Writing Masterclasses

On the last Sunday of the month (excepting August and December) we run
Writing Masterclasses at the Writing Room, each of which will go in-depth into a different area of writing. The Masterclasses are designed to stand alone, but will also work very well alongside our writing courses. Many of the Masterclasses are run in partnership with
Ambit magazine, and will be lead by Ambit editors.

The cost is £50 for the day, which includes tea/coffee/refreshments. The timings are 10.45am to 4pm with a break for lunch from 1-2pm.

CHARACTER AND POINT-OF-VIEW MASTERCLASS WITH NOVELIST and AMBIT CORRESPONDING EDITOR HELEN GORDON


Sunday 29th April
10.45am-4pm, £50, Writing Room

Workshop practitioner: Helen Gordon

Creating compelling characters and choosing the point-of-view from which to tell their story are two of fiction writing’s most fundamental challenges. This masterclass will explore some techniques for creating believable three-dimensional characters, and will engage with the questions of point-of-view: first person or third person? One point-of-view or several? Showing or telling? In a supportive, relaxed environment, using discussion and practical exercises, this session will explore the advantages and limitations of various approaches, and offer some creative inspiration for both practising writers and beginners.

 

IS PARADISE LOST? POETRY MASTERCLASS WITH POET AND DRAMATIST JEHANE MARKHAM


Sunday 27th May
10.45am-4pm, £50, Writing Room

Workshop practitioner: Jehane Markham

We will try and find answers to this question by asking questions of ourselves.  Our childhood is the storehouse of our creativity and I will help you to raid the larder of your unconscious by creating an unforced, congenial atmosphere in which to work. Louise Gluck wrote: “We see things once, in childhood, the rest is memory.” We will explore this idea with writing exercises, discussion and readings of relevant and provoking poems.

Masterclasses are scheduled for the following dates. Please check back for updates on tutors and subjects or sign up to our mailing list by emailing kate@collage-arts.org to be sent regular updates.
June 24: TBA
July 22: Alba Arikha, How to Polish and Promote Your Novel

Sept 30: TBA

Oct 28: TBA

Nov 25: TBAJan 27: TBAFeb 24: TBA

March 31: TBA