Arvon creative writing courses

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5-day Poetry Challenge

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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

One-to-one

Jun 24

Online 2.00pm

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Kerry Young

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Kerry Young
One-to-one

Jul 2

Online 9.30am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Christopher Wakling
5 Day Course

Jul 8-13

The Hurst

Fiction

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Starting to Write

Starting to Write Fiction

Secrets and lies: exploring the imagination

Jo Mazelis
Wyl Menmuir
Guest: Carys Bray
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5 Day Course

Jul 8-13

Lumb Bank

Starting to Write

Starting to Write

Telling your stories in poetry and prose

Hollie McNish
Malachy Tallack
Guest: Michael Pedersen
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One-to-one

Jul 9

Online 10.00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Kerry Young

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Kerry Young
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One-to-one

Jul 9

Online 9.30am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Christopher Wakling
One-to-one

Jul 10

Online 10.00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Marcus Sedgwick

In-depth feedback on your fiction work-in-progress

Marcus Sedgwick
5 Day Course

Jul 15-20

Totleigh Barton

Poetry

Poetry

Using everything: expanding your poetic field of images and influences

Jack Underwood
Morgan Parker
Guest: Momtaza Mehri
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WRITERS HUB

ARVON BLOGS

Molly McGrann – My Arvon Story

04 Jun 2019 / #Arvon50

Being a writer is a solitary business: we sit and write for hours.  We all do it differently, in different places,…

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Sketching Hurst Impressions with My Long White Cane

29 May 2019 / The Hurst

Sketching Hurst Impressions with My Long White Cane
by Loraine Howard

My eyes tell lies and shutting…

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Julie Summers – Give it a Chance

28 May 2019 / #Arvon50

When you go on an Arvon writing course anything can happen. Shutting sixteen people in a remote house with talented, generous…

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Andrew McMillan – #Arvon50

21 May 2019 / #Arvon50

When I was just about to graduate from undergraduate study, Arvon began to run a scheme, connected to an anniversary, where…

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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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