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First Page MasterclassThursday, 19 April 2012
All the Academy's courses are based around the NAW Masterclass. This is a public edit that allows everyone watching and taking notes to benefit along with the writer whose text is being edited. Every writer will have a text of up to 3000 words Masterclassed at least once on every NAW course. NAW Masterclasses are also offered on NAW Days at events and festivals around the country.
'The insights are precise, intelligent, and unarguable.' Leo Benedictus, The Write Stuff, Prospect magazine, December 2010.
The King's Jockey by Lesley Gray, can be read he re.
The NAW Masterclass is a close textual reading in which one writer receives detailed editorial feedback (and a written report to take away). The observing writers learn from the points made in the edit, as in a Conservatoire Masterclass for musicians, because all writers confront similar challenges. The NAW focus on specific texts stops Academy discussions about writing from ever becoming vague or generalised.
To demonstrate how the Masterclass works, we'll post up a new mini Masterclass video each week. The full texts were previously Masterclassed in London, Birmingham and Bristoi, and the accompanying text is available as a download - those attending a Masterclass read the text in advance.