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HOME OF CREATIVE WRITING

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Arvon runs an annual programme of creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. Our courses, tutored by leading authors, are held at three beautiful rural writers’ houses and include a powerful mix of workshops and individual tutorials, with time and space to write, free from distractions of everyday life. Arvon courses are in a wide range of genres and we have different styles of courses. Grants are available to help with course fees.

ARVON COURSES & RETREATS

One-to-one

Mar 19

Online 9:00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Christopher Wakling
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One-to-one

Mar 20

Online 10:00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Kerry Young

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Kerry Young
5 Day Course

Apr 8-13

The Hurst

Fiction

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Children & YA

Young Adult Fiction

Enthralling the young adult reader

Sheena Wilkinson
Anthony McGowan
Guest: Yaba Badoe
5 Day Course

Apr 15-20

Lumb Bank

Fiction

Fiction

Unlearning rules, building instinct

Samantha Harvey
Jason Hewitt
Guest: Darcy Nicholson
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5 Day Course

Apr 22-27

The Hurst

Fiction

Fiction

Technique and tenacity: a good first draft and beyond

Adam Foulds
Alison MacLeod
Guest: Tor Udall
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5 Day Course

Apr 22-27

Lumb Bank

Poetry

Poetry

Seeing your poetry in the round

Ian Duhig
Catherine Smith
Guest: Zaffar Kunial
5 Day Course

Apr 22-27

Totleigh Barton

Non-Fiction

Narrative Non-Fiction

The secret to writing luminous and commercial prose

Horatio Clare
Bella Bathurst
Guest: John Grindrod
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One-to-one

Apr 23

Online 9.30am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Christopher Wakling

WRITERS HUB

ARVON BLOGS

Gavin Dimmock – Finding Love at Lumb Bank

12 Feb 2019 / #Arvon50

In May 1984, my O levels were finishing and I couldn’t wait to leave school behind and start my life in…

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Arvon appoints Andrew Kidd as Chief Executive and Artistic Director

11 Feb 2019 / News

Arvon is delighted to announce that  Andrew Kidd  has been appointed as its new Chief Executive and Artistic Director. Andrew Kidd…

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Jean Atkin – A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

29 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

Lamp to our path, that dandelion globe has made
full moon above the…

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Elise Valmorbida – Suitcase Stories

22 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

I have just returned from Ted Hughes’ house in deepest greenest beautiful West Yorkshire. I’ve been teaching ‘Suitcase Stories’, a course…

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

We believe that 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.

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