Arvon at Home

Our writing houses may be temporarily closed, but Arvon remains very much open: to helping people make space for creativity and to connecting them with the finest writing tutors. We have created an online programme of activities, Arvon at Home, to help you find inspiration and keep writing, no matter the setting. We're pleased to share our new Writing Weeks, Masterclasses, Live Guest Readings, Craft of Writing Sessions and Arvon 1-1s, all accessible from the comfort of your sofa.

Live Guest Readings

Now more than ever we need stories – to engage, to distract, to entertain, to nourish, and to help us make sense of what we’re living through. And so while you can’t come to us, instead we will come to you, bringing today’s leading writers into your home one night a week. Every Wednesday evening at 7:15pm an Arvon tutor will join us as a guest, to read from their own work and answer your questions live and in person online. The reading and interactive Q&A will be hosted on Zoom and tickets are just £5.


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. Masterclasses are delivered via Zoom and last two hours (11:00am – 13:00pm) including time for you to write. The cost is £35.

Online Writing Weeks

For the first time we’re bringing our acclaimed week-long writing courses 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. You’ll also get a free ticket to our Wednesday live guest reading, and a celebratory Friday evening reading to share your work.

Craft of Writing Sessions

Craft of Writing Sessions are invigorating deep dives into the creative processes of some of the finest writers at work today. Over the course of 80 minutes, they engage in expansive conversations about different facets of their craft: how they get their ideas; how they develop characters or build stories; or, more simply, how they make sentences. Each live session includes two audience Q&As

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. The cost is £150.

Tutors currently available for 1-1s include:

Adam Marek, Colin Grant, Christopher Wakling, Horatio Clare, Kerry Young, Marcus Sedgwick, Jen Hadfield, Lucy Burnett, Rory MacLean and Zoe Gilbert.

Request a 1-1