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Writers Retreat at The Clockhouse

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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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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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Chris Power – The Stories We Tell

15 Jan 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Writing Stories, Writing Jokes
It might begin with a man buttering a slice of toast.  Stories can begin anywhere,…

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Sarah Hall – The Stories We Tell

18 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

River Story
The other day, my daughter told me she wants to be a writer.  She is currently learning…

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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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SUPPORT ARVON

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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