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Poetry competition First Prize: Jill Munro – “Iris Pupil”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Iris/pupil
 
With my eyes shut it could be easy
to believe I am white-stick blind,
hidden in the…

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Poetry competition Second Prize: Jo Matthews – “Lonely”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Lonely
 
You’re lying close enough
that your eyes are black liquid stars
and I can count the constellations…

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Poetry competition Third Prize: Joan Lennon – “Itis and Labyrinth”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Itis and the Labyrinth
(Labyrinthitis: a self-limiting disorder of the inner ear)

Hitchcock angles start the pinwheel.
My room…

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Peter Papathanasiou – My two writing births

18 Jul 2019 / Lumb Bank

I’ve had two writing births in my life: the birth, and the rebirth. My time at Arvon in 2013 was part…

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How many Arvon courses does it take to write a published novel? – Juile Pike

11 Jul 2019 / My Arvon Journey

I know, it’s an impossible question to answer. For many the answer is of course none, but in my case the…

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Molly McGrann – My Arvon Story

04 Jun 2019 / #Arvon50

Being a writer is a solitary business: we sit and write for hours.  We all do it differently, in different places,…

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Sketching Hurst Impressions with My Long White Cane

29 May 2019 / The Hurst

Sketching Hurst Impressions with My Long White Cane
by Loraine Howard

My eyes tell lies and shutting…

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Julie Summers – Give it a Chance

28 May 2019 / #Arvon50

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

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Andrew McMillan – #Arvon50

21 May 2019 / #Arvon50

When I was just about to graduate from undergraduate study, Arvon began to run a scheme, connected to an anniversary, where…

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Rebecca Goss – Teenagers, friendship and a week at Lumb Bank

16 May 2019 / #Arvon50

In March 2014 I spent five days at the beautiful Arvon Lumb Bank site and it was (unusually) basked in sunshine…

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Karin Altenberg – Lumb Bank

07 May 2019 / #Arvon50

When I first arrived at Lumb Bank, the taxi driver who delivered me from Hebden Bridge told me how lucky I…

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Nicky Bull – Lumb Bank Thursday

30 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

Lumb Bank Thursday
by Nicky Bull
 
They’re in tonight
The Lumb Bank lot
Lured out like a charmer’s…

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Mark Emery – An Atom of Sweet in Mud

23 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

Arriving home, somewhat wacked, leaving Lumb Bank was not so much a flurry of goodbyes but a time to ponder many…

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Tim Martindale – Oak

09 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

OAK
By Tim Martindale
 
I am oak.
I am one and I am many.
The sentry guarding the…

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