Arvon is a charity that runs creative writing courses, events and retreats both in-person and online. Our courses are tutored by leading authors and include a powerful mix of workshops and individual tutorials, with time and space to write, free from distractions of everyday life. Grants and concessions are available to help with course fees.

ARVON COURSES & RETREATS

ARVON AT HOME

Our online programme of courses, events and writing support

Virtual versions of our famous Writing Weeks, plus Masterclasses, free How I Write events, Online Writing Weekends, Writing Days and more . . . all accessible from the comfort of your sofa.

SUPPORT ARVON NORTH

Arvon North is an ambitious capital project to adapt Lumb Bank into a beacon of creativity for the North

Help us transform Lumb Bank into an engine-house for creative writing development in the North of England, connecting the rich literary collateral of the region with a community of writers locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

CLOCKHOUSE WRITERS' RETREAT

Give your writing the time and space it deserves with Arvon’s dedicated Writers Retreat at The Clockhouse

The Clockhouse is specifically designed for writers on retreat. It has four apartments for writers, each with bedroom, study-lounge and bathroom. All food is provided for you, so you can spend your time as you please.

DONATE TO ARVON

Do you believe that everyone should have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential?

Arvon is a charity that believes everyone deserves the freedom to imagine, write and explore ideas regardless of their age or financial background.

OUR SCHOOLS & GROUPS WORK

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.

ARVON BLOGS

Advancing your poetry: Time to read, time to write.

22 Feb 2024 / Poetry

If as a poet, you are looking to advance your skills, what is one the best pieces of advice I can…

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Arvon Launches Transformative Arvon North Programme to Elevate Local Creativity

22 Jan 2024 / General

Going beyond  Arvon’s traditional residential courses, Arvon North will work in the heart of northern communities, capturing  the diverse stories of…

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Search for a Storyteller with David Fickling Books

04 Jan 2024 / News

David Fickling Books are looking for a special new storyteller. Could it be you?
Arvon are delighted…

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SI Leeds Literary Prize and Arvon Awards the Space to Write Bursary for Unpublished Female Writers of Colour

19 Dec 2023 / News

The SI Leeds Literary Prize proudly announces Haleemah Alaydi as the recipient of the Space to Write Bursary, generously supported by…

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