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The Clockhouse Writers Retreat Arvon

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 rural centres 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 range of genres and we have different styles of courses. Grants are available to help with course fees.

COVID-19

How will Covid-19 affect Arvon courses?

Following government advice, and with the safety and wellbeing of our staff and course participants in mind, we have made the difficult decision to close all three Arvon centres for the next four weeks. We will be in touch with all writers who have booked places on our imminent courses outlining your options.

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We believe that everyone deserves the freedom to imagine, write and explore ideas regardless of their age or financial background.

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The Stories We Tell

19 Mar 2020 / The Stories We Tell

The Haunted Library
The inspiration to write historical fiction arrives with a strange and wonderful sensation. A subject that…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020 / News

Following government advice, and with the safety and wellbeing of our staff and course participants in mind, we have made the…

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Stephen Thompson – The Stories We Tell

01 Mar 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Speaky-Spokey
I decided to become a writer after reading A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul. …

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The Stories We Tell – Eley Williams

05 Feb 2020 / The Stories We Tell

On Jotting – Ten Postcards
 
Postcard 1
I once wrote a short story titled ‘Smote’. Actually,…

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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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The 2020 Arvon brochure