Arvon Creative Writing Retreats

Rural havens to get your creative juices flowing

In a nutshell: Arvon boasts three historic writing houses in England: The Hurst in Shropshire, Totleigh Barton in Devon, and Lumb Bank in Yorkshire. Each house offers a diverse range of residential writing courses throughout the year, covering various genres in Fiction, Poetry, Non-fiction, Children & YA, Screenwriting, and Playwriting. They also occasionally do courses with ‘coaching’ (hypnotherapy), Walking, Yoga or Pilates. From beginners to experienced writers, all abilities are catered for, courses are tutored by two acclaimed writers, and most 5-day courses have a guest reader mid-week.

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Annabel Herrick reviews an Arvon writing retreat at The Hurst in Shropshire, England and finds a rural haven, masterful tutors and a fabulous group dynamic that help her find the story she wants to tell.

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