Arvon, the creative writing organisation which supports writers at all stages in their writing lives, is pleased to announce the launch of a series of London-based creative writing courses.
The unique, three day, non-residential courses will be led by published writers and take place July 15th-17th at Birkbeck’s historic Gordon Square, the former home of Virgina Woolf.
Entitled Urban Arvon in Bloomsbury, each course is designed to encourage budding writers to start or develop their writing in an Arvon setting without having to leave the capital. Writers will be offered the choice of: Starting to Write: with Courttia Newland & Aoife Mannix; Developing your Fiction: with Julia Bell & Patrick Neate and Poetry that Rings True: with Nii Parkes & Niall O’Sullivan.
Each course will include workshops, personal writing time, tutor readings and there will be special guest readings on Saturday night with Bernardine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra, where everyone will come together to celebrate great writing.
Ruth Borthwick, Chief Executive of Arvon said: “Urban Arvon is an opportunity to bring Arvon to writers on their doorsteps. We want to appeal to writers who love the Arvon way of doing things – intense immersion in writing with top writers to tutor and support – but who can’t leave town for a week. Birkbeck Creative Writing School is a perfect partner as it is based in the heart of the city, and has a tremendous history of running courses for Londoners after work. To have the chance to write in Virginia Woolf’s house is truly inspiring.”
Each course costs £350 and includes lunch and supper. Arvon is offering one £300 bursary per course for writers unable to afford the full course fee. For further details visit: www.arvonfoundation.org or contact