New Arvon Writing Courses for 2009

Writing Gets Serious - A New Year for Your Words

Message from the Arvon Foundation below. Visit their web site for full details

This New Year we want to get you writing. And what a new programme of Arvon courses we have to help you do just that! Our week-long residential creative writing courses in four historic, beautiful houses around the UK are already booking up, so get looking and booking today...
I hope you will be able to join us at some point this year - either at our event next Monday night at Kings Place in London, on one of our courses or as a new Arvon Friend.

Ruth Borthwick


The Arvon Programme 2009

The Arvon programme of creative writing courses for 2009 is now live.
Join Costa Prize-winning poet Jean Sprackland and Andy Brown on a the poem's trail this April. You'll look out for the beautiful and the unexpected, the observable world and the imaginable one. Or why not Start to Write with Donna Daley-Clarke and Penelope Shuttle in May at Lumb Bank in Yorkshire? You will do some notebook work and practise editing techniques to build up your necessary resources as a writer.More Information

New One-to-One courses

This year Arvon continues to innovate with a new kind of writing course. Our new One-to-One Writing Retreats are like usual Arvon Writing Retreats but with a live-in writer who will provide one-to-one tutorials for you. These special courses are for fewer people - ten on each course - to ensure everyone gets a good amount of tutorial time with the writer-in-residence. Courses are available for poets, novelists, short story writers and playwrights.Book on one of Arvon's new One-to-One Writing Retreats

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Good luck with your writing.