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A Magic Carpet Ride with Arvon – Julie Summers

When you go on an Arvon writing course anything can happen. Shutting sixteen people in a remote house…

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SLAMbassadors at Arvon

SLAMbassadors UK is a national competition that finds and celebrates the best spoken word produced by young people in the…

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How do you write a YA novel now? Narinder Dhami tells us here

As a YA writer, where do you draw your inspiration from? And what do you think are the…

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Annette Brook’s Arvon/Jerwood Week: Silence, Bliss & Writing

There’s nothing quite like a Arvon retreat. Stepping away from your day to day concerns and focussing entirely…

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Eco-Poetry and Engaging with Nature

I’ve always written sporadically about the landscape, but in 2001 I moved to a place called Leadhills, a…

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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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