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Travel/Non-Fiction Writing Tips

Non-Fiction writer, journalist and Arvon tutor Lois Pryce shares some useful tips on non-fiction and travel writing. Find and Use…

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Russell Thompson’s Arvon Experience

In 1987 I attempted to enrol on an Arvon course, but it was full up. I decided to…

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Arvon Freehouse of the Imagination: Russ Litten

TUTOR DEVELOPMENT WEEK I came home from Totleigh Barton with a rattle in my boot. It’s there now,…

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Arvon Grants: Emma-Louise Norry’s Arvon Week

I’d wistfully looked at the Arvon brochure for years, pouring over each course title and author tutor as…

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Jonathan Asser’s Arvon Journey: From Poetry to Scripts

My script for Starred Up was drawn from personal experience running a therapeutic group for violent prisoners, and…

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Speculative Fiction, What Ifs and Making Things Up

Arvon tutors Joanna Kavenna and Liz Jensen on the pleasures and challenges of writing speculative fiction.Together there’ll be teaching the…

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My Arvon Week: Pregnant Pause

I was six months pregnant with my second child and two years pregnant with my first novel when…

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Wyl Menmuir – From Starting to Write to publication

“Write hard and clear about what hurts” Advice for writers abounds. Especially online. It’s grand. But I have…

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Cooking and Eating on an Arvon Week

Good food is part of the Arvon Experience: How and Why Arvon has a firm commitment to making…

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Tricia Durdey’s Arvon Week

Ten years ago I attended an Arvon course at Lumb Bank – Writing for Young Adults, led by…

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Arvon partners with First Story in Creative Writing in Schools programme

Arvon is pleased to announce that it has been named a partner in a new Creative Writing in…

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Theodora Clarke – Arvon Revisited: Starting to Write

I had no idea what to expect when I started the long drive from London to Totleigh Barton…

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