For over 15 years, Litro has nurtured writers and supported new talent across our literary and creative arts platforms. We want to continue to help writers to grow, develop and to get their voices heard. For this reason, we have created our Masterclasses.
True to our ethos of promoting literature, culture and innovation, Litro Masterclasses cover everything from the art of editing to creating podcasts or writing for resistance and are the next step in getting your writing career off the ground. So, explore below and let’s take this journey together.
The Surreal and the Strange through Prompts: A Generative Workshop
This four-week workshop will walk students through the great surreal prose poets of our age. The tutor, Jose Hernandez Diaz, will share his own unique prompts and sample prose poems written to the same prompts, so students can gain insight into the improvisation and editing process. Students will walk away with tips and valuable advice on getting their poems out there.
Beyond Good and Evil: How to Balance Your Professional and Creative Life as a Writer
This four-week Masterclass will walk students through how they can their balance professional and creative lives. Through a combination of instruction and generative exercises, bestselling author Glenn Fisher will give you craft-based prompts to demonstrate the ways in which the skills for writing copy and other forms of marketing-based material can be transferable to writing creatively and with success. We hope that on this course students will no longer feel like there’s no time to write.
Writing The Body
We’re pleased to offer a summer masterclass with award-winning and Women’s Prize for Fiction Futures shortlisted novelist, Jessica Andrews. This two-week intensive workshop will walk students through writing the body. How can we render things we experience physically in language? Students will learn how to develop sensory writing and how to articulate the body through language, form, structure, and themes.
Novel Writing: The Secrets for Success
The day course will examine the fundamental building blocks of a strong, compelling (and ready-to-submit) novel. Areas covered include pace and characterisation – with special focus on building tension and suspense – as well as the editing and submission process. The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have started writing but would love additional tips and direction.