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My Arvon Week: Sarah Corbett – Bodies Lined with Gold

25 Nov 2021 / My Arvon Week

Bodies Lined with Gold: Lumb Bank, The Arvon Foundation, August 1996 by Sarah Corbett
Sometime early in 1996 a…

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Jane Feaver – The Stories We Tell

03 Nov 2021 / The Stories We Tell

‘I’: 26 reflections on the fiction of self 
Mæg ic be me sylfum soðgied wrecan 

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My Arvon Journey – Sarah Baylis

17 Aug 2021 / My Arvon Journey

Perhaps it all begins with the voice.
What I remember most clearly now is Mrs Jenkins reading to us from

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My Arvon Journey – Hannah Storm

14 Jul 2021 / My Arvon Journey

As a child I dreamt of being a writer, of travelling the world and telling stories. Journalism offered me the opportunity…

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Tim Pears – The Stories We Tell

21 Jun 2021 / The Stories We Tell

Unsettled Weather
Out of conflicting pressures in the unsettled weather ever present in a writer’s head – in all…

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My Arvon Journey – Tim Relf

10 May 2021 / My Arvon Journey

I first went on a residential Arvon course more than 25 years ago.
It was at Moniack Mhor, a remote farmhouse…

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Arvon’s ‘4th House’ declared permanently open

08 Apr 2021 / Chief Executive

Arvon’s ‘4th House’ reaches record-breaking number of adults and young people during the pandemic, expanding Arvon’s reach by 500%, and…

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Damian Barr – The Stories We Tell

19 Mar 2021 / The Stories We Tell

On Writing Memoir: Do You Feel Better Now?
As a boy I carried secrets – they slid to the…

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Jane Rogers – The Stories We Tell

26 Feb 2021 / The Stories We Tell

Anger
‘Where do you get your ideas?’ It’s a question often asked of writers, and indeed a question I…

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My Arvon Week: Cat Brogan – Queer Poetry

18 Nov 2020 / My Arvon Week

‘The image doesn’t know it’s a metaphor – don’t … control it’ (Caroline Bird)
We feel for Billy Collin’s ‘light switch’*…

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Lara Feigel – The Stories We Tell

26 Aug 2020 / The Stories We Tell

On Living alongside Dead Writers
‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless…

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My Arvon Journey – Liz Henderson

12 Aug 2020 / My Arvon Journey

A personal journey to publication of my first book 
‘The West Façade’  
A collection of short stories. 
 
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Rachel Lichtenstein – The Stories We Tell

15 Jul 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Disappearances and Encounters
As the daughter and granddaughter of antique dealers, I grew up handling wonderful old things.  They…

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Jacob Ross – The Stories We Tell

11 Jun 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Unlocking Rooms
My appreciation of the power of stories happened in 1974.  I was a pupil at a boys’…

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