Arvon creative writing courses

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Writers Retreat at The Clockhouse

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The Clockhouse Writers Retreat Arvon

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Arvon 1-1 online tutorials

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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 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.

ARVON COURSES & RETREATS

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ARVON BLOGS

Rebecca Goss – Teenagers, friendship and a week at Lumb Bank

16 May 2019 / #Arvon50

In March 2014 I spent five days at the beautiful Arvon Lumb Bank site and it was (unusually) basked in sunshine…

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Karin Altenberg – Lumb Bank

07 May 2019 / #Arvon50

When I first arrived at Lumb Bank, the taxi driver who delivered me from Hebden Bridge told me how lucky I…

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Nicky Bull – Lumb Bank Thursday

30 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

Lumb Bank Thursday
by Nicky Bull
 
They’re in tonight
The Lumb Bank lot
Lured out like a charmer’s…

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Mark Emery – An Atom of Sweet in Mud

23 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

Arriving home, somewhat wacked, leaving Lumb Bank was not so much a flurry of goodbyes but a time to ponder many…

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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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