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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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Carmina Masoliver – Shaneeka is not your friend anymore

03 Jan 2019 / #Arvon50

I was fortunate enough to be taken on a funded Arvon course by Apples & Snakes as part of The Writing…

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Wyl Menmuir – #Arvon50

26 Dec 2018 / #Arvon50

I wrote the first thousand words of what became my debut novel at a small desk overlooking the fields at the…

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Teresa Cremin – I won’t have to write will I?

18 Dec 2018 / #Arvon50

“I won’t have to write will I?” whispered Nicky as she entered the Totleigh Barton barn, “I’ve come to learn about…

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Peter Leyland – What we did on our holidays

11 Dec 2018 / #Arvon50

What do marketing analysts, postgraduate history scholars, Information Technology librarians, and recently retired teachers have in common? Answer – they don’t…

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Alice Jolly – Arvon at 50

04 Dec 2018 / #Arvon50

I went on my first Arvon course twenty five years ago. For the whole week I was plagued by an evil…

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Barbara McDaid – I’m Still Here

29 Nov 2018 / #Arvon50

‘I’m not sure I’m cut out for this’ I said, my case packed and my taxi due. Having been trying my…

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Anjum Malik – The Sizzle Of Love

27 Nov 2018 / #Arvon50

Arvon has played a major part in my writing career as a creative writing tutor, I was asked to tutor a…

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Maitreyabandhu – Full Circle at The Hurst

13 Nov 2018 / #Arvon50

On May 21st this year I will catch a train to The Hurst in the company of the wonderful Mimi Khalvati,…

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Remembering Nick Grant

12 Nov 2018 / News

It is with a heavy heart that we share this sad news. Our dear friend Nick Grant passed away peacefully on…

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Ruth Borthwick announces her departure

08 Nov 2018 / Chief Executive

Arvon today announces that Ruth Borthwick will step down in April 2019, after a decade as Artistic Director and Chief Executive….

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