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Arvon’s week-long residential creative writing courses and retreats offer a powerful mix of workshops, individual tutorials and time and space to write, led by leading writers. Grants are available to help with course fees. 

The Arvon method has hit on the precise formula, the perfect ‘Open Sesame’ needed to crack the shell and release the hidden creative energy.”  Ted Hughes

2016 course details will be announced and open for booking on 1 December 2015.  Arvon Friends will receive the 2016 programme a month earlier – November 2 – and will get priority booking throughout November. To become an Arvon Friend and support our work, see

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