The Arvon Week
Arvon is all about writers. Our residential writing courses pluck you from your everyday life and place you gently in one of our four writers’ houses, insulated from the busy outside world of email, internet and mobile phones.
Whichever house you choose – in Devon, Inverness-shire, Shropshire or West Yorkshire – we will give you the freedom of time and space to write, supported by expert practical tuition and the encouragement of a community of writers.
Arvon's residential writing courses run from Monday afternoon to Saturday morning. Each course is tutored by two professional writers plus a guest writer who visits mid-week to read their work and answer your questions. There are daily workshops over four days running from Tuesday to Friday, and a one-to-one tutorial with each tutor too.
These four days of workshops and tutorials will be some of the most creative and special, and you will carry the experience with you for many years. You will stay in one of our historic houses, writing, eating and living together with a group of up to fifteen other writers. You will cook for each other once, and immerse yourselves in the written word.
To get the most out of the week, you will be encouraged to share your writing with the rest of the group in evening readings and to offer and receive feedback with your fellow students. We also strongly recommend that, before you arrive, you familiarise yourself with some of your tutors’ work: it will make a world of difference.