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Sarah Franklin’s Jerwood/Arvon mentoring scheme Journey

Jenn Ashworth is a Ninja Genius In 2013 I travelled to Lumb Bank to attend a first Arvon…

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Louisa Rhodes Arvon Week

For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive…

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Maria Ferguson’s Arvon Week

I visited Arvon’s Lumb Bank in December 2014. At the time I was working for Apples and Snakes…

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Teachers who write themselves can boost children’s confidence in creative writing

Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the…

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ARVON TOTLEIGH BARTON SHORT STORY COMPETITION – WRITING TIPS

Do you go to school in Devon and love words? If so, then this one’s for you. We’re…

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Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme – Two Poets’ Perspectives

The Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme, run in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation, takes on twelve talented, emerging writers, who…

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My Arvon Journey by Emma Simon

Arvon journeys can take surprising turns. Mine began making chilli for Simon Armitage at Lumb Bank. Five years…

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Writing to Make Change Happen

Final evening performance - the thread that unites us

“What matters is a plurality of language as a guarantee of a truth that is not merely partial.”…

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An experience with Arvon means discovery

By Shakira Irfan, student at Wembley High Technology College By the end of my experience, I realised that five…

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Concrete and Care

A death led me to suburban Surrey. I living in rural France and working on a building site…

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It has rained all week – Antony Dunn

“It has rained all week is an imaginary walk away from Totleigh Barton into oblivion” It has rained…

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What A Way to Go – Julia Forster’s Arvon Week

Totleigh Barton at nightfall. The two poets leading the course have switched off the lights in the drawing…

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