Arvon at home

Arvon at home

Our 4th writing house – online

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Arvon runs a programme of 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. Arvon courses are in a range of genres and we have different styles of courses. Grants and concessions are available to help with course fees.



Our new online programme of courses, events and writing support

We're pleased to share our new Writing Weeks, Masterclasses, Live Guest Readings, Craft of Writing Sessions, Children & Young People programme and Arvon 1-1s, all accessible from the comfort of your sofa.


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.


How will Covid-19 affect Arvon courses?

We have reopened our writing houses for courses and retreats but are limiting the capacity at each house, and have put in place a number of safety precautions.


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.


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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21 Jun 2021 / The Stories We Tell

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Damian Barr – The Stories We Tell

19 Mar 2021 / The Stories We Tell

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