In Person Masterclass
The world has adapted and become used to – and indeed adept – at conducting everything from business meetings and interviews to workshops online. However, there are occasions when nothing can match the interaction that a personal presence can deliver, especially for creatives.
And this factor, although hard to measure but so obvious in its bonding effect when you join the small group, is why the McIntosh Masterclass has resisted the pressure from many writers to present itself in a complete online format. Instead there is Let’s Get Writing available for beginners especially to help build confidence and equip them to get busy on the project of their novel.
Both the signature 5-day commercial masterclass and its sister format, the 3-day mini masterclass remain as ‘in person’ gatherings of limited number groups under one roof.
For 2022 onwards, there are innovations that will see the 5-dayer being offered on the Gold Coast as well as Adelaide, and the mini now being offered in Hobart as well as the Clare Valley in SA.
Commercial Fiction Masterclass
The signature masterclass is an intense five days in Adelaide focusing on commercial fiction that includes daily homework alongside a group of other writers from beginners to emerging who are looking for an immersive experience that includes a visit from one of the nation’s top publishers to take stock of new talent.
The mini masterclass is a less formal workshop with no homework and plenty of discussion time held over a three-day weekend. It covers most of the same ‘academic’ landscape of commercial fiction without the intensity and no special guests.
Masterclass UK 2024
Fiona is planning a bi-annual masterclass in the fabulous cathedral city of Salisbury in the UK. The inaugural English masterclass will take place in the northern summer of 2024, and expressions of interest for joining the class are now open.