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PD James

Everyone at Arvon is very sad to hear of the death of PD James. She was one of our most supportive and stalwart Patrons whose engagement with Arvon made a huge difference to us. Her active involvement in two of our fundraising events is legendary. She was extremely generous in allowing us to use her work.  And her playfulness came to the fore when in the second show, Belle Epoque, a sleuthing comedy she wrote with Simon Brett, she played a cameo role alongside Jerry Hall.


All our thoughts are with her family.

Ruth Borthwick

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Miranda Peake’s Arvon Week


Miranda Peake blogs about her writing journey, from Arvon to winning the Mslexia Poetry Prize, including a poem…

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On not making things up – by Diana McCaulay

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Diana McCaulay is this year’s winner of the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writer’s Prize. The prize is an annual…

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Natasha Carlish’s Arvon Week

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My Arvon Week – Starting to Write a Novel with Chris Wakling and Tiffany Murray The Hurst Centre…

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The conundrum that the notebook solves


Gabriela Blandy, Assistant Centre Director at The Hurst, on keeping a notebook If there is a knock at…

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John Moat by Peter Oswald

Arvon is pleased to publish an appreciation of John Moat by playwright Peter Oswald.   JOHN MOAT John…

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Lumb Bank Fun Palace

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Lumb Fun for the Day Bec Evans was one of over 300 people who visited the Lumb Bank…

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Keeping your Arvon group going

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Keeping your Arvon group going An Arvon course can be an intense week – you’re thrown together with…

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John Moat 1936—2014

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We are very sad to announce that John Moat, co-founder of Arvon with John Fairfax, has died. We…

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Sustaining an Arvon week

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Gabriela Blandy, Assistant Centre Director at The Hurst, blogs about her return home after an Arvon week. There’s no…

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The Gift of a Poem – Julius Smit’s Arvon Week


On a breezy sunny August afternoon I got off the train at Hebden Bridge with my rucksack and…

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Radio Drama – Matthew Miller’s Arvon Week


On Monday July 21st, I travelled down to stunningly sunny Devon to learn about the art of writing…

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