Arvon has a range of courses and retreats aimed at writing for younger audiences – from picture books and children’s fiction, to Young Adult fiction.
“I arrived at the beginning of the week wondering whether I might be a writer or even if I could write. But when I left, not only did I feel I could write, I knew that’s what I was going to do next.” – Piers Torday, winner of Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2014.
Read his blog post about coming on an Arvon course.
63.YOUNG ADULT FICTION: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
Re-imagining your work-in-progress
Share a fun and supportive week with two very experienced tutors. We all benefi...
- Marcus Sedgwick
- Julia Green
- Guest: Patrice Lawrence
On the write track
Whatever stage you’re at in your writing – whether forging on with a work-i...
- Christopher William Hill
- Anna Wilson
- Guest: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Storytelling through an original picture book
Picture books often give us our first glimpse into the world of stories. In the...
- Alexis Deacon
- Mei Matsuoka
- Guest: Katherina Manolessou
66.CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULTS’ FICTION: TUTORED RETREAT
A chance to work with a group of writers all focused on the same thing – crea...
- Melvin Burgess
- Gillian Cross
- Guest: Alex Wheatle
67.STARTING TO WRITE CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULTS’ FICTION
Children and young adults can be the most exciting, rewarding and demanding of ...
- Steve Voake
- Liz Flanagan
- Guest: Valerie Bloom