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ARVON, 1968 – 2018
50 years as the home of creative writing

A call-out for your Arvon stories

In 2018 Arvon is celebrating 50 years as the home of creative writing. We hear so many moving stories of the transformative effect of an Arvon course – moments of new-found confidence, of writing breakthroughs, of stories germinated and friendships made.

During this special year we’d like to gather some of these stories in, to produce an anniversary booklet celebrating the many voices of Arvon through the years. We’ll also be featuring these stories on our blog throughout the year. If you’ve been touched by the Arvon magic, whether as a young writer on one of our school courses, or as an adult writer, or even as an Arvon tutor or member of staff – we’d love to hear from you. Writers are at the heart of all we do, and we want to celebrate your Arvon stories as we look ahead to the next 50 years.

We don’t mind what form you choose – anecdotes, poems, short fiction – just as long as it can fit on an A4 page.  You can email your response to by Wednesday 16 May , or post to

George Palmer
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road


Many thanks

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