Arvon has a range of courses and retreats aimed at writing for younger audiences – from picture books and children’s fiction, to Young Adult fiction.
“I arrived at the beginning of the week wondering whether I might be a writer or even if I could write. But when I left, not only did I feel I could write, I knew that’s what I was going to do next.” – Piers Torday, winner of Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2014.
Read his blog post about coming on an Arvon course.
62.YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Exploring and finding your voice
Some of the bravest, boldest and most challenging ction today is being publishe...
- Marcus Sedgwick
- Julia Green
- Guest: Annabel Pitcher
63.CHILDREN’S & YA FICTION: TUTORED RETREAT
Space to focus, time to write
Have lashings of time to write – we are on tap to provide guidance, discussio...
- Melvin Burgess
- Lucy Christopher
- Guest: David Almond
69.THEATRE FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
Crafting meaningful plays
A practical opportunity to think outside the box when creating theatre for youn...
- Chris Elwell
- David Lane
- Guest: Marleen Vermeulen
64.YOUNG ADULT FICTION: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
The art and craft of writing teenage fiction
It takes a lot to keep a teenage reader turning the pages. Well-developed chara...
- Catherine Johnson
- Martyn Bedford
- Guest: Sarah Crossan
65.CHILDREN’S & YA FICTION
Writing fiction for beginning readers through to teens
Together we’ll unpick the elements you’ll need to write stories for young a...
- Elen Caldecott
- Guest: Emma Carroll