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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.

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Nikesh Shukla – The Stories We Tell

04 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Ten Rounds: Boxing and Writing   
Inspiration for new books can come from the strangest places.  My second novel was…

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Kerry Hudson – The Stories We Tell

08 Nov 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Take Me to Tesco’s
I like writing, but I love living more.  I’ve said variations of this many times…

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What Makes A Writer? – Guest post by Kim Cook

01 Nov 2019 / Uncategorized

This is a question that anyone reading this has surely asked themselves.  For me some days I’m a writer, other days…

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Raymond Antrobus – The Stories We Tell

18 Oct 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Beginning With A Line
The Northern Irish poet Michael Longley once said, ‘If I knew where poems came from,…

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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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