04 Dec 2017 / General

Ruth Borthwick, Chief Executive and Artistic Director
We are celebrating our 50th birthday in 2018. It’s an exciting moment…

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06 Nov 2017 / General

Arvon has appointed Jeremy Treglown as its new Chair.
Chief Executive of Arvon, Ruth Borthwick said: “Arvon has a wonderful new…

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The Write Way Forward: The Importance of Teachers Being Writers Alongside Children Being Writers

21 Aug 2017 / General

After another day of long lessons, Ofsted-prepping observations and mountains of marking (not to mention any of the many unforeseen fights,…

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Sarah Franklin’s Jerwood/Arvon mentoring scheme Journey

27 Jul 2017 / Lumb Bank

Jenn Ashworth is a Ninja Genius

In 2013 I travelled to Lumb Bank to attend a first…

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Louisa Rhodes Arvon Week

17 Jul 2017 / Lumb Bank

For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive South Yorkshire and…

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Maria Ferguson’s Arvon Week

19 Jun 2017 / Lumb Bank

I visited Arvon’s Lumb Bank in December 2014. At the time I was working for Apples and Snakes as…

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Teachers who write themselves can boost children’s confidence in creative writing

24 May 2017 / General

Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a…

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05 May 2017 / News

Do you go to school in Devon and love words? If so, then this one’s for you.
We’re looking for fiction…

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Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme – Two Poets’ Perspectives

25 Apr 2017 / My Arvon Journey

The Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme, run in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation, takes on twelve talented, emerging writers, who are mentored for…

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My Arvon Journey by Emma Simon

28 Mar 2017 / Lumb Bank

Arvon journeys can take surprising turns. Mine began making chilli for Simon Armitage at Lumb Bank.
Five years later,…

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Writing to Make Change Happen

21 Mar 2017 / General

“What matters is a plurality of language as a guarantee of a truth that is not merely partial.”

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An experience with Arvon means discovery

13 Feb 2017 / My Arvon Week

By Shakira Irfan, student at Wembley High Technology College
By the end of my experience, I realised…

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Concrete and Care

25 Jan 2017 / Lumb Bank

A death led me to suburban Surrey. I living in rural France and working on a building site before becoming the…

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It has rained all week – Antony Dunn

20 Jan 2017 / Totleigh Barton

“It has rained all week is an imaginary walk away from Totleigh Barton into oblivion”
It has rained all week…

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