The Arvon Foundation, internationally renowned for its residential creative writing courses, has launched its 2012 programme.
Five-day courses at its beautiful rural writing centres in Devon, Shropshire, Yorkshire (at Lumb Bank, pictured) and Inverness-shire include its celebrated Starting to Write course, and courses in Fiction, Short Stories and Poetry.
Focus on creating scripts with Writing for Theatre, Radio and Television or Screenwriting, or enchant young readers on a Writing for Children week. And for the first time, Literary Translation, Text and Image, and Online Writing are also on offer.
Other courses cover just about every other genre – life writing, travel writing, song writing and graphic novels all feature.
Arvon tutors are professional writers with long experience as teachers and practitioners, and participants also receive great support and a sense of a community from fellow writers on the course. Many lasting friendships are made.
Grants are available for those on a low income. For more information and online booking, see www.arvonfoundation.org/courses