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Arvon City

Alongside our residential weeks, each year we run Arvon City, a programme of non-residential writing weekends in urban locations across England.

Generally our City courses are run by two Arvon tutors. You will have one to one tutorials that you will give you incisive feedback on your writing, whether you’re working on a new piece of writing or have something which requires development.

In the workshops your time will be divided between group discussions, writing exercises and fieldwork. Depending on which Arvon City course you are participating in, you might encounter a different number of exercises and/or workshops.

Non-residential Arvon City courses often run from Friday to Sunday. Lunch and dinner may be included. Numbers for Arvon City courses are usually restricted to 16 so it is recommended that if you come across an Arvon City course you like, that you book early.

We currently have no upcoming Arvon City courses which are open for public bookings. Check back here or join our mailing list for alerts on future Arvon City courses.


A participant from an Arvon Birmingham had this to say about the weekend:

The supportive atmosphere and the encouragement of the group was invaluable, especially for someone like me who needs ‘permission to write’. The intensity of the weekend was such that I wrote more in three days than in a normal month – partly because on an Arvon course there are no electricians you should be phoning and no litter boxes you should be emptying – and partly thanks to the instruction and inspiration.

Read more about her experience here.

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