WRITERS' HUB

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

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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Lara Feigel – The Stories We Tell

26 Aug 2020 / The Stories We Tell

On Living alongside Dead Writers
‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless…

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My Arvon Journey – Liz Henderson

12 Aug 2020 / My Arvon Journey

A personal journey to publication of my first book 
‘The West Façade’  
A collection of short stories. 
 
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Rachel Lichtenstein – The Stories We Tell

15 Jul 2020 / The Stories We Tell

Disappearances and Encounters
As the daughter and granddaughter of antique dealers, I grew up handling wonderful old things.  They…

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OPPORTUNITIES