Arvon | residential creative writing courses and retreats UK

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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.


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Ruth Borthwick, Chief Executive

 

It’s amazing to think that it is 40 years since Arvon started running courses at Lumb Bank, our centre in Yorkshire, formerly Ted Hughes’ home. Although it is a lot more comfortable now than in those...
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