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.

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.

SUPPORT ARVON

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.

ARVON BLOGS

20 May 2022 / Access

My Writing Journey With Arvon
by
Mandy Redvers-Rowe*
  
After some early success as…

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Arvon to receive £725,000 from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme

10 May 2022 / Chief Executive

Arvon is delighted to announce it has been awarded £725,000 to redevelop Lumb Bank, one of…

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Arvon Sponsoring Aesthetica Writing Award

01 Apr 2022 / News

Arvon is pleased to be partnering with the renowned Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 16th year,…

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Arvon appoints Patricia Cumper as new Chair

03 Feb 2022 / General

Arvon has appointed Patricia Cumper as its new Chair.
Andrew Kidd, Chief Executive of Arvon, said: ‘Arvon is deeply…

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