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Chris Power – The Stories We Tell

15 Jan 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Writing Stories, Writing Jokes
It might begin with a man buttering a slice of toast.  Stories can begin anywhere,…

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Sarah Hall – The Stories We Tell

18 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

River Story
The other day, my daughter told me she wants to be a writer.  She is currently learning…

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Nikesh Shukla – The Stories We Tell

04 Dec 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Ten Rounds: Boxing and Writing   
Inspiration for new books can come from the strangest places.  My second novel was…

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Kerry Hudson – The Stories We Tell

08 Nov 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Take Me to Tesco’s
I like writing, but I love living more.  I’ve said variations of this many times…

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What Makes A Writer? – Guest post by Kim Cook

01 Nov 2019 / Uncategorized

This is a question that anyone reading this has surely asked themselves.  For me some days I’m a writer, other days…

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Raymond Antrobus – The Stories We Tell

18 Oct 2019 / The Stories We Tell

Beginning With A Line
The Northern Irish poet Michael Longley once said, ‘If I knew where poems came from,…

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Bernardine Evaristo – The Stories We Tell

01 Oct 2019 / The Stories We Tell

These Things I Know
During my career I have often felt like the snail overtaken by many hares.  I…

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Totleigh Barton’s outreach work in Devon schools

27 Aug 2019 / General

If anyone has bought an item from the Totleigh Barton gift shop, firstly, thank you! We hope you are enjoying your…

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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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