Arvon at Home

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Arvon's online programme of activities, Arvon at Home, will help you find inspiration and keep writing, no matter the setting. Writing Weeks, Evening Courses, Masterclasses, How I Write sessions and Arvon 1-1s are all accessible from the comfort of your sofa.


Join an Arvon tutor for a two hour masterclass, delivered directly from their own writing desk (or maybe the kitchen table). Similar to workshops on a traditional Arvon course, the tutor will share their invaluable writing advice and explore forms and techniques. You’ll also have time to write over the two hours, with helpful prompts set by the tutor. If you want a boost of motivation and inspiration to write, but can’t commit to a full Writing Week, this is the option for you.

At Home Writing Weeks

Our acclaimed week-long writing courses are now available online. Capturing the transformative power of an Arvon week, we’re helping you to create the Arvon experience in your home, across five days. Join us for a structured week of workshops, one-to-ones, social gatherings and readings delivered by two Arvon tutors via Zoom.

Online Evening Courses

Do you want to commit time to your writing but can only manage a couple of hours a week? Would you like a writing boost and a network of writing buddies? Evening Courses unpack our popular writing week over 5 weeks of evening classes. Each week, your tutors will deliver a workshop designed to propel your writing forward, with one-to-one tutorials offered mid course. There will be tutor readings, weekly socials and sessions with guest writers.

You’ll develop a regular writing routine and because this course extends over a longer period than any previous Arvon course, you’ll have the opportunity to generate a really substantial quantity of work, to see and deeply feel the changes in it.

At Home Writing Day

Need a boost while you tackle your latest writing project? One-day courses are aimed at writers who have a work-in-progress, or a current working practise and would like a concentrated bolt of creative inspiration to get back on track. Sessions include a guest speaker (often agents or editors) who will speak to the themes of the day and give advice on how to get your work out there. Writing days are recorded so if you are only able to attend part of the day, the other sessions will be available to view for a fortnight after the course.

How I Write

Join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table). And the best part? At the end you get to ask them questions about their words, pick their brains on craft, and learn more about the business of writing. How I Write sessions are pay-what-you-can, and are the perfect introduction to Arvon.

Arvon 1-1

Online 1–1 tutorials are available to book in a range of genres. If you have a writing project on the go, this is a wonderful opportunity to get in-depth one-to-one feedback on your writing. You can now request a 1-1 with an Arvon tutor of your choice, and select times and dates that work for you. You’ll get one hour of one-to-one feedback via Zoom, and a follow-up email with recommendations on the next steps you can take with your writing.

Tutors currently available for 1-1s include:

Adam Marek, Colin Grant, Christopher Wakling, Elise Valmorbida, Horatio Clare, Jen Hadfield, Lucy Burnett, Rory MacLean, Lois Pryce  and Rachel Long.

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