2490 Online: Fiction Masterclass – Tenses and Tension with Helen Oyeyemi

2490 Online: Fiction Masterclass – Tenses and Tension with Helen Oyeyemi

Date(s) - Fri 22nd Mar, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm

As part of Moniack Mhor’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2023, we launched a series of online masterclasses taught by respected writers and tutors, many of whom have long histories with Moniack Mhor. Whether you’re new to writing, polishing your umpteenth draft, or simply want to try a taster of a different style, form, or genre, we’re confident you’ll enjoy and be inspired by these focused shorter sessions. All hosted by Moniack Mhor on Zoom Pro, usually with an opportunity to ask questions at the end. More of these to come during 2024 – we’ll keep you posted! Meanwhile, enjoy …

Tenses and Tension

In this 2-hour masterclass, author Helen Oyeyemi will discuss and set you writing exercises on different approaches to maintaining an element of unpredictability in your fiction – whether that’s aimed at the reader or more for self-motivational purposes. Also includes a short Q&A.

Helen will also be leading a second fiction masterclass, Embroidery, on 1 August 2024.


Helen Oyeyemi’s books include What Is Not Yours Is Not YoursGingerbread, and the forthcoming Parasol Against the Axe. She’s a recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award and PEN’s Open Book Award, and her novel Peaces was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. (Author portrait by Mikoláš Bílek)


We are running this as a ‘pay as you can’ event. Please see our booking options below. By paying our standard price wherever possible you help us give people on lower incomes more opportunities to attend, thank you.

We have a limited number of free places for this event, if these are showing as not available and you need a free place to be able to access the event, please email a request to us on online@moniackmhor.org.uk, thank you.


Please let us know in your booking form if you have any access requirements when working online so we can do our best to support you. For more information about access to our courses, please visit our Access page.

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This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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