Masterclasses

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.

Lit’ Talk: Plotting the Short Story

In this 30-minute LitTalk, you will learn what works in the short story form, and how to make it work for you.

Writing the Memoir

A four-week memoir and personal essay writing course looking at how to take care of yourself as a writer, and how writing can take care of you.

Flash Fiction Course

One-hour weekly Flash Fiction online workshops with Litro’s Award winning Flash Friday Editor, Catherine McNamara, where you will learn techniques to write flash fiction and tools to confidently put your work out there.

Introduction to Prose Poetry

This four-week workshop will walk students through the history of prose poetry. By reading and writing, students will learn what distinguishes the prose poem from other genres, and generate their own prose poems using a variety of styles.

Handling Rejection, Building Resilience

In this one-day workshop, Jenny Knight will teach writers how to navigate the process of handling inevitable setbacks, building resilience, and creating a supportive writing community.

Writing for Resistance Course… with

For those with some experience of writing creatively, this inclusive and supportive online class offers an opportunity to learn more about the history and diverse forms of resistance literature.

Short Story Lab: How to Start a Story… with

The first in Maria Thomas’s series of online workshops for budding and practicing short story writers.

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.

How To Edit Your Writing- FREE SAMPLE

Are you interested in learning new approaches to editing your writing? This four-week online course will help you explore new techniques for analysis and creativity in the editing process. Books, like films, are made in the editing.