Experimental & Genre-bending Writing

Mohale Mashigo


Date: Saturday, 30th April 2022
Time: 3PM GMT/10AM EST
Duration: 2 hours (with time for Q&A)
Cost: £15
Class size: 20 max
This masterclass will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

To break conventional forms with purpose, to create a work that resists categorisation while retaining its coherence, is one of the most tasking things in the literary world. Experimental and genre-bending writing is full of risks. In this masterclass, the author of the award-winning novel The Yearning will provide you with the literary devices necessary to experiment meaningfully with prose. The masterclass will cover how to break past the boundary of conventional writing forms, create works that defy easy genre classification, and circumvent hurdles that writing rules pose.


There are scholarships available for this masterclass.

The Deshawn McKinney Scholarship
We also have ONE scholarship available from Deshawn McKinney for this masterclass. To apply for this scholarship, please send an email to with a 200-word extract of your experimental writing. If selected, your attendance fee for this masterclass will be covered.

The Cheeky Natives Scholarship
We have TWO scholarships available for this masterclass from The Cheeky Natives. To apply for the scholarship, listen to The Cheeky Native podcast episode with Mohale Mashigo then tell  @CheekyNatives on Twitter what Mohale’s next book is about. The two selected participants will have their fee for the class fully paid for by The Cheeky Natives.

The deadline to apply for both scholarships is 27th April. Kindly note that scholarships may close early and selected participants will receive an email to notify them of the decision beforehand.

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