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Kirin’s Resolution Writing – Sensing Culture

I decided in 2018 one of my new year’s resolutions was to try at least one new thing…

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Annie Fox – My Arvon Week

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In July 2017, I was in a barn in Totleigh Barton listening to one of our playwriting tutors,…

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WELCOME TO ARVON’S 2018 PROGRAMME

Ruth Borthwick, Chief Executive and Artistic Director We are celebrating our 50th birthday in 2018. It’s an exciting…

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ARVON APPOINTS JEREMY TREGLOWN AS CHAIR

Arvon has appointed Jeremy Treglown as its new Chair. Chief Executive of Arvon, Ruth Borthwick said: “Arvon has…

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The Write Way Forward: The Importance of Teachers Being Writers Alongside Children Being Writers

After another day of long lessons, Ofsted-prepping observations and mountains of marking (not to mention any of the…

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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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