Arvon creative writing courses

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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

5 Day Course

Sep 16-21

Lumb Bank

Fiction

Fiction

Brave new words

Cathi Unsworth
Christopher Wakling
Guest: Louise Beech
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5 Day Course

Sep 23-28

The Hurst

Playwriting

Playwriting

The art and craft of page to stage

Al Smith
Ella Hickson
Guest: Patricia Cumper
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One-to-one

Sep 25

Online 10.00am

Fiction

Arvon 1:1 with Kerry Young

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

Kerry Young
One-to-one

Oct 1

Online 9.30am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

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

Christopher Wakling
One-to-one

Oct 1

Online 6.00pm

Poetry

Arvon 1-1 with Jen Hadfield

In-depth feedback on your poetry

Guest: Jen Hadfield
One-to-one

Oct 2

Online 10.00am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Marcus Sedgwick

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

Marcus Sedgwick
5 Day Course

Oct 7-12

The Hurst

Fiction

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Short Story

Short Story: Tutored Retreat

Exploring the magic of short stories

Courttia Newland
Alison MacLeod
Guest: KJ Orr
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One-to-one

Oct 8

Online 9.30am

Fiction

Arvon 1-1 with Chris Wakling

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

Christopher Wakling

WRITERS HUB

ARVON BLOGS

Totleigh Barton’s outreach work in Devon schools

27 Aug 2019 / General

If anyone has bought an item from the Totleigh Barton gift shop, firstly, thank you! We hope you are enjoying your…

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Poetry competition First Prize: Jill Munro – “Iris Pupil”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Iris/pupil
 
With my eyes shut it could be easy
to believe I am white-stick blind,
hidden in the…

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Poetry competition Second Prize: Jo Matthews – “Lonely”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Lonely
 
You’re lying close enough
that your eyes are black liquid stars
and I can count the constellations…

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Poetry competition Third Prize: Joan Lennon – “Itis and Labyrinth”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Itis and the Labyrinth
(Labyrinthitis: a self-limiting disorder of the inner ear)

Hitchcock angles start the pinwheel.
My room…

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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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