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Your destination for writing tips and exercises from Arvon tutors, and writing opportunities from the literary community. You can join as an Arvon Friend, Writer, or 18-25 member to motivate you to keep writing with exclusive access to content.

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TIPS & EXERCISES

Free Arvon 5 Day Poetry Challenge with Malika Booker

Sign up for our free 5 Day Poetry Challenge.Each day, from Thursday 29 October to Monday 2 November you’ll receive a new exercise from acclaimed poet and veteran tutor, Malika Booker. By the end of the challenge you’ll have a draft of a brand-new poem!Themed around mythology, you’ll be looking at and responding to your favourite myths and folklore from around the world! Whether you’re new to poetry or looking for a new approach, Malika challenge will take you on a fresh, surprising journey to a new poem.

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The Stories We Tell

In our new blog series, The Stories We Tell, leading writers share with you some of the inspirations, challenges and discoveries that led to the writing of their own stories, novels and poems.

ARVON BLOG

Arvon’s ‘4th House’ declared permanently open

08 Apr 2021 / Chief Executive

Arvon’s ‘4th House’ reaches record-breaking number of adults and young people during the pandemic, expanding Arvon’s reach by 500%, and…

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Damian Barr – The Stories We Tell

19 Mar 2021 / The Stories We Tell

On Writing Memoir: Do You Feel Better Now?
As a boy I carried secrets – they slid to the…

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Jane Rogers – The Stories We Tell

26 Feb 2021 / The Stories We Tell

Anger
‘Where do you get your ideas?’ It’s a question often asked of writers, and indeed a question I…

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My Arvon Week: Cat Brogan – Queer Poetry

18 Nov 2020 / My Arvon Week

‘The image doesn’t know it’s a metaphor – don’t … control it’ (Caroline Bird)
We feel for Billy Collin’s ‘light switch’*…

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