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HOME OF CREATIVE WRITING

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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

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ARVON BLOGS

Fred D’Aguiar – Arvon at 50

19 Mar 2019 / #Arvon50

We called them the two Johns, John Moat and John Fairfax, after the two Ronnies, but out of awe at their…

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Gavin Dimmock – Finding Love at Lumb Bank

12 Feb 2019 / #Arvon50

In May 1984, my O levels were finishing and I couldn’t wait to leave school behind and start my life in…

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Arvon appoints Andrew Kidd as Chief Executive and Artistic Director

11 Feb 2019 / News

Arvon is delighted to announce that  Andrew Kidd  has been appointed as its new Chief Executive and Artistic Director. Andrew Kidd…

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Jean Atkin – A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

29 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

Lamp to our path, that dandelion globe has made
full moon above the…

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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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