5-Day Poetry Challenge

From first to final draft

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To celebrate National Writing Day on June 26th, we're running a 5-day poetry challenge via email. Over the course of five days from June 24th to 28th you'll shape up a poem from first to final draft with guidance and exercises from poet Jen Hadfield.

Arvon 5-day Poetry Challenge - from first to final draft

Sign up below to join the free Arvon 5-day Poetry Challenge for our 5-day poetry challenge.

Each day, between Monday 24 June and Friday 28 June we will email you a handy writing prompt from award-winning poet Jen Hadfield, to guide you through the poetry-writing process. By the of the week you will have at least one shiny new poem ready to send out into the world. 

Whether you’re new to poetry or a pro, this challenge is guaranteed to inspire you. It’s open to everyone and completely free.

We will be running a competition in conjunction with the challenge. First prize will win an Arvon 1-1 Poetry tutorial with Jen Hadfield and two runner-ups will win three months’ free Friends memberships.

If you have any further questions, please email friends@arvon.org 

Arvon also sends out other types of emails - including a monthly newsletter with courses news, and genre-specific emails about courses. If you would like to edit your mailing preferences, you can do so by logging in to your Arvon account. If you do not have an Arvon account you will need to register.

Please note if you sign up after June 24 you will not receive emails for any previous days of the challenge.

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