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How to be a critic with Claire Armitstead

Guardian Masterclasses

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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Guardian Masterclasses: Melbourne


How to be a critic with Claire Armitstead


Critics have one of the best jobs in the world – introducing audiences to exciting and enriching new experiences. This masterclass with the Guardian's Literary Editor, Claire Armitstead, will show you how to stand out from the armchair pundits and give your writing real authority. You'll learn the essential elements of a review, how to apply your expertise effectively, and how to structure a piece to lay bare the soul of the subject.


The seminar also offers a frank account of the challenges posed to critics by the explosion in self-publishing, as well as advice on how to break into the industry. This is an exciting opportunity to find your voice and learn how to make it heard. 


Speaker profile


Claire Armitstead is the Guardian's literary editor. She was previously arts editor, having worked as a theatre critic for the Financial Times and the Guardian. As a published author, she has contributed essays to New Performance (Macmillan, 1994) and Women: A Cultural Review (Oxford University Press, 1996). She makes regular appearances on radio and television as a cultural commentator on literature and the arts. She also presents the weekly Guardian books podcast, and is a regular speaker on the UK festival circuit.




Dates: Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Times: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Location: The Hub Melbourne, Level 3, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia

Price: $50 (inclusive of GST and booking fees)

Event capacity: 50

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When & Where

The Hub Melbourne
Level 3
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (AEDT)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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