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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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Arvon appoints Andrew Kidd as Chief Executive and Artistic Director

11 Feb 2019 / News

Arvon is delighted to announce that  Andrew Kidd  has been appointed as its new Chief Executive and Artistic Director. Andrew Kidd…

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Jean Atkin – A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

29 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

A Shropshire Dimpsey, in Hurst Rough

Lamp to our path, that dandelion globe has made
full moon above the…

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Elise Valmorbida – Suitcase Stories

22 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

I have just returned from Ted Hughes’ house in deepest greenest beautiful West Yorkshire. I’ve been teaching ‘Suitcase Stories’, a course…

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Irene Hossack – The Literary Life

15 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

The Literary Life
I have found my place at Lumb Bank,
a wooden bench outside the communal dining room,
away from…

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Ben Bransfield – #Arvon50

08 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

It was an English teacher at school who first introduced me to the word ‘Arvon’, after having seen that creative writing…

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