“I’ve never been surrounded by so many people .. who want to write with such passion.”
Totleigh Barton, Devon
Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Yorkshire
Arvon runs an annual programme of residential creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. The five-day courses, tutored by leading authors, are held at three beautiful rural writers’ houses and include a powerful mix of workshops and individual tutorials, with time and space to write, free from the distractions of everyday life. The courses are in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Grants are available to help with course fees.
The experience was nothing short of magical both for us and the teenagers (and that’s not being sentimental, it’s just a fact). It was a joy. — Tutor Caroline Bird, Trent College
My work has improved a lot. I am actually proud to call it my work. — Writing the Game, Student
I felt like a different writer leaving the course than I did when joining it — Course Participant, Historical Fiction, Lumb bank