Thursday, 02 June 2022 15:30

17.6.2022 - Arvon Foundation Masterclass: Writing the Gothic ONLINE

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Arvon Foundation Masterclass: Writing the Gothic & Weird in Fiction and Poetry

Zoom Masterclass with Rosie Garland
Friday June 17th 2022, 11:00 - 13:00 BST

In 1974, Angela Carter said ‘we live in Gothic times’. It has never been more apt. From subculture to high culture, the Gothic can be found in art, films and literature today. Aimed at writers of fiction or poetry, or any point in between. So, with lantern held aloft in trembling fingers, explore the haunted labyrinth & discover the surprises within…
During this masterclass, Rosie Garland will draw on her experience as a writer of Gothic-themed novels and poetry as well as a career performing with cult Goth band The March Violets. From the fantastical & fearsome to the gorgeously ghostly, you’ll be introduced to a variety of literary Gothic treats. There will also be practical exercises to prompt writing and help you to craft your own Gothic tales.

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.
"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant