5-Day Poetry Challenge

From first to final draft

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To celebrate National Writing Day on June 26th, we're running a 5-day poetry challenge via email. Over the course of five days from June 24th to 28th you'll shape up a poem from first to final draft with guidance and exercises from poet Jen Hadfield.

Many thanks for joining The Arvon 5-day Poetry Challenge as part of the National Writing Day festivities.

During the week, Monday 24 to Friday 28 June, you will receive an email each day containing a handy writing prompt, dutifully crafted for you by award-winning poet Jen Hadfield. We recommend you set aside at least 30 minutes a day, but there’s no explicit time limit – you can dedicate as little or as much time to completing the tasks as you see fit. The 5-day challenge is designed to guide you through the poetry-writing process step-by-step, from first to final draft.

We will be in touch closer to the time to provide you with further information, including details on submitting your poem to our competition!

If you have any questions you can contact us at friends@arvon.org.

Best wishes,