London, United Kingdom


Arvon is all about writers. Arvon is a charity that works to ensure everyone can benefit from the transformative power of writing. We offer life -changing creative writing experiences to anyone who writes, from beginners to established writers, from school age upwards, and from all backgrounds. We run a vibrant annual programme of weekly residential courses, open to the public, tutored by leading writers in genres from poetry to fiction to script writing, at our secluded rural centres. On Arvon’s five day writing courses, participants live, work and eat in one of our three historic writing houses in inspirational countryside settings. We are also developing Arvon city courses, and run a mentoring scheme for talented writers. Our grants scheme offers awards to cover some or all of the fee for those on low incomes; around a quarter of all course participants receive some support. More than a third of our residential weeks are for schools and disadvantaged groups, including young people struggling with literacy, young people in care, ex-offenders, recovering addicts and refugees. These weeks often ignite a lifelong love of imaginative writing, build self-confidence and language skills, and help to develop the creative voice of each participant

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