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Arvon and Moniack Mhor

From April 2015, Arvon courses will no longer be held at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre near…

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Cindy George – My Arvon City Weekend

Alongside our residential weeks, each year we run Arvon City, a programme of non-residential weekend courses in urban…

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Michael Baldwin’s gone, died in February. When The Arts Council, following Fairfax’s and my report on the first…

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Sophie Good’s Arvon week – Playwriting

Sophie Good blogs about her week at Lumb Bank in November last year for ‘Theatre – Exploring and…

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Michael Baldwin, a great friend to Arvon

We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of  the poet and novelist Michael Baldwin, a  wonderful…

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Lochend School at Lumb Bank

Gordon Fisher blogs about his experience of bringing a school group to Arvon. On Monday, 13th of January…

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Dread is the heckler in the room who doesn’t know when to stop

The Hurst’s Gabriela Blandy blogs about dread and inspiration… I visited The Hurst a few years ago for…

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Barbara Jenkins’ Tobago Writing Retreat

Photograph by Elspeth Duncan, Tobago The Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize is an annual award which allows an…

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Write to Unite – competition for young writers

Arvon has teamed up with Kick it Out – football’s equality and inclusion campaign, currently marking its 20…

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I know the house and its ghosts – final post from The Hurst’s writer-in-residence

Deb Alma signs off her writing residency at The Hurst “Strangely as relief centre assistant at The Hurst…

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Drumroll please! Gabriela Blandy on joining team Hurst

Joining The Hurst this week has reminded me about the months I spent in a dilapidated hotel on…

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Are better habits the secret to writing success?

by Rebecca Evans Over the years I’ve  worked for Arvon I’ve encountered several mysteries, including: the precise role of…

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