At the heart of Arvon is the desire to encourage anyone, regardless of background, to find their voice through writing. We offer residential weeks for schools, young people and adult groups.
Our weeks for schools and groups follow the same pattern as our adult course programme – led by two professional writers, with tutorials, group workshops, and time and space to write. Groups live, write and eat together, cooking their evening meal in teams. Whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants’ needs and interests.
Arvon supports the professional development of practising teachers of English at state schools, who may apply for a special fixed grant of £200 towards a course fee. For more information see our Grants page.
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