Course Prices & Concessions - Writing Courses - Arvon

Prices & Concessions

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Arvon is non-profit charity and all course fees enable Arvon to support more writers and run our schools and partnership programme. We offer concessions on most courses. See below for information on concessions elegibility and rates. For further financial assistance we offer a grants scheme, subject to availability. For Masterclasses, if you cannot afford the concession price we offer a limited number of fully subsidised places.


5-day Courses and Tutored Retreats

IOU Hostel: Spend the week on the edge of a woodland in iconic literary Hebden Bridge. En-suite room £895, concession price £626.50.

Lumb Bank: Enjoy 20 acres of woodland and breathtaking views in the former home of Ted Hughes. Band A room (with a view) £980, concession price £686. Band B room (without a view) £925, concession price £647.50.

The Hurst: Immerse yourself in a grade II listed stately home in Shropshire set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. En-suite room £985, concession price concession price £689.50.

Totleigh Barton: Be inspired by a week in our grade II listed thatched Devon manor house in beautiful west Devon. Band A room £960, concession price £672. Band B room (bathrooms accessed via covered pathway)£895, concession price £626.50.

Course and retreat fees cover full-board accommodation (not including alcohol), all tuition (where applicable) and a writing desk.

When booking you have the option to pay the course fee in full or a £200 deposit and the remainder in instalments before the start of the course.


Masterclass: £40 / £20 concessions
Online Writing Day £90 / £63 concessions

Arvon Live Writing Day (in-person): £85 catered / £75 non-catered / £59.50 catered concession / £52.50 non-catered concession
5-Day Writing Week: £450 / £315 concessions (limited number available)*
5-Week Course: £450 / £315 concessions (limited number available)*
How I Write: Pay what you can – suggested donation amount of £5
Children’s & Young People’s Online Workshop: Free
Arvon 1-1 tutorial: £150 / £120 concessions (includes two hours of tutor time)

*When booking you have the option to pay the course fee in full or a £100 deposit and the remainder in instalments before the start of the course.


6-day retreats (Mon – Sun)

1st Floor Apartment: £1040
2nd Floor Apartment: £940

4-day retreats (Weds – Mon)

1st Floor Apartment: £730
2nd Floor Apartment: £660


At Arvon we want to do more to support writers and make it financially accessible for you to attend our courses. We understand that the cost of an Arvon course can be out of reach for many people, so we offer concession pricing for residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland on most courses. Simply select the concession pricing option when booking a course, or email when submitting a 1-1 tutorial request. If no concessions are available, you can add yourself to the waiting list and we will contact you if further concession places become available.

You automatically qualify for a concession if any of the following apply to you:

– You claim Universal Credit, pension credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), income support or job seekers allowance
– You are in receipt of working tax credit
– You are low-waged (single household: annual income of less than £23,000 inc. tax / family household: combined annual income less than £34,500 inc. tax)

You may also qualify for a concession if any of the following apply, but we request that anyone in these categories whose income or circumstances are sufficient to pay the full rate foregoes a concessionary place, so that it can go to someone in greater need.

– You are a full-time student
– You are aged 18-25
– You are a teacher in a UK state or private primary school, or an English teacher – or teacher of a related discipline – at a UK state or private secondary school or further education institution.

Please note: we may ask ask for proof of eligibility after booking.

50% concession

- Masterclasses - Online Writing Days

30% concession

- Residential Courses - Online Writing Weeks - Writing Weekends - 5-week Courses - Arvon Live - (limited availability)

20% concession

Online 1-1 Tutorials


If you couldn’t attend an Arvon course without some financial help, we encourage you to apply for a grant. Last year we were able to help more than 90% of all writers who applied.

Gift Vouchers

An Arvon Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for writers looking for time and space to develop their craft. Gift Vouchers can be made up to any amount, and so are perfect for a friendly nudge or a grand gesture.