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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 beautiful rural writers’ houses 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 wide range of genres and we have different styles of courses. Grants are available to help with course fees.

ARVON COURSES & RETREATS

5 Day Course

Nov 19-24

The Hurst

Fiction

Editing Fiction

Turning first drafts into publishable books

Christopher Wakling Arvon tutor
Christopher Wakling
Hannah Griffiths
Guest: Irenosen Okojie
5 Day Course

Nov 19-24

Totleigh Barton

Fiction

Flash Fiction

The shortest of stories. Enough said.

Tania Hershman Arvon Tutor Hybrid Writing
Tania Hershman
Nuala O’Connor
Guest: David Gaffney
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5 Day Course

Nov 19-24

Lumb Bank

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction: Work-in-progress

Non-fiction as art

Marina Benjamin Life Writing Course Tutor
Marina Benjamin
Alexander Masters
Melanie McGrath Life Writing Course Tutor Arvon
Guest: Melanie McGrath
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One-to-one

Nov 22

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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5 Day Course

Nov 26-Dec 1

Lumb Bank

Fiction

Fiction

Get the basics and try out something new

Andrew Miller
Karin Altenberg
Guest: Sarah Winman
5 Day Course

Nov 26-Dec 1

The Hurst

Poetry

Editing Poetry

First draft to publishing deal

Patience Agbabi
Tom Chivers
Guest: Michael Schmidt
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5 Day Course

Nov 26-Dec 1

Totleigh Barton

Playwriting

Playwriting

From idea to page to stage

Alexis Zegerman
Matt Hartley
Guest: Matthew Xia
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One-to-one

Nov 26

Online 10.00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

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

Christopher Wakling Arvon tutor
Christopher Wakling
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WRITERS HUB

ARVON BLOGS

Maitreyabandhu – Full Circle at The Hurst

13 Nov 2018 / #Arvon50

On May 21st this year I will catch a train to The Hurst in the company of the wonderful Mimi Khalvati,…

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Nick Grant Arvon

Remembering Nick Grant

12 Nov 2018 / News

It is with a heavy heart that we share this sad news. Our dear friend Nick Grant passed away peacefully on…

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Ruth Borthwick announces her departure

08 Nov 2018 / Chief Executive

Arvon today announces that Ruth Borthwick will step down in April 2019, after a decade as Artistic Director and Chief Executive….

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Lois Pryce Arvon Creative Writing Course

Lois Pryce – Arvon at 50

06 Nov 2018 / #Arvon50

In the mid-90s, aged 22, I landed my dream job at an indie record label. This was mainly due to a…

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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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