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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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Wendy Cope – Arvon 50

02 Apr 2019 / #Arvon50

When I began writing poetry in the early 1970s I didn’t know anyone else who wrote poetry or had a serious…

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The day that remembered itself – Jennifer Liston

26 Mar 2019 / #Arvon50

The day that remembered itself
Sylvia Plath is buried in St. Thomas’s churchyard in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

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Jerwood/Arvon Mentees Announced

21 Mar 2019 / News

Arvon and Jerwood Arts are delighted to announce the 2019/20 cohort of Jerwood/Arvon mentees. These nine emerging writers were selected out…

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Fred D’Aguiar – Arvon at 50

19 Mar 2019 / #Arvon50

We called them the two Johns, John Moat and John Fairfax, after the two Ronnies, but out of awe at their…

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Gavin Dimmock – Finding Love at Lumb Bank

12 Feb 2019 / #Arvon50

In May 1984, my O levels were finishing and I couldn’t wait to leave school behind and start my life in…

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