Arvon at Home: Children and Young People’s Workshop with Lewis Buxton

Have Fun Running Lines

Tuesday June 22nd 2021, 10:00 am BST


Have Fun Running Lines

(recommended age: 8-12)

It’s fair to say 2020 probably wasn’t the year any of us expected. As we dust ourselves off, with new working environments and home arrangements springing up around us, we find ourselves navigating a world that feels familiar yet also markedly different. The impact of these changes seems to be especially acute for young people, and our new Arvon at Home Workshops for Children and Young People are designed with this in mind. They offer online opportunities for creativity and self-expression, outside the curriculum, for young people aged 8 upwards, whether from their own home or in a school classroom, under the guidance of expert tutors in poetry and prose.

At Arvon we believe anyone can be a writer, which is why we are thrilled to be an official partner of First Story’s annual celebration of creative writing, National Writing Day 2021, this year taking place on the 23rd June. Start your celebrations early and join Lewis Buxton for a quick fire workshop about how to find the fun in poetry.

Poems are like P.E lessons: the best ones are when you can just run around. Lewis will give you writing exercises, work out any problems you have with poetry, and help you grow healthy poems. You’ll learn new ways of writing and by the end of the session understand why poetry – more than any other kind of writing – is a marathon, not a sprint.

Visit the National Writing Day website to find out more about the day and download a host of free resources from Arvon, National Poetry Day, The British Library and many more.

Born in 1993, Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer and arts producer. He has won the Winchester Poetry Prize, received the UEA Literary Festival Bursary and is the Co-Director of TOAST. He has led workshops for the National Centre for Writing, The Poetry Society, First Story and in over 100 schools in the UK. His first collection Boy in Various Poses was published by Nine Arches Press in 2021. He lives in Norfolk.

Date: 10:00 – 10:50, 22nd June

Cost: £3

As part of an ongoing effort to make these workshops as accessible as possible, these workshops are FREE to teachers and concessions are available. If you have any questions about the workshops or booking please contact Sophie Lloyd-Catchpole on




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