Monday January 22nd – Friday January 26th 2024


Grants and concessions available- see below

Join award-winning tutors James McDermott and Hannah Khalil for this stimulating and supportive week of creating work for the stage. If you have an idea for a play, a work-in-progress, or have always dreamed of writing for theatre but don’t know where to begin, this week will set you on your path. Through a series of group discussions, analysis of scenes and practical writing exercises, you will learn how to make exciting theatre, with stories that come to life on the stage.

You will also explore tools to create authentic characters, ways to write dialogue and how to structure scripts in conventional and unconventional ways that work best with your unique voice. In this week, you will create the space and time to discuss how to start and sustain a career as a freelance writer, with a special on sharing material that asserts and celebrates a diversity of individual voices.



For our online and in-person writing weeks and weekends, they offer a Low Income Grant. If you couldn’t attend an Arvon course without some financial help, they encourage you to apply. With Low Income Grants, you can apply for any amount up to the full course fee.

If you are a UK resident and cannot afford the full course fee, we encourage you to apply for one of our grants, which are awarded on the basis of financial need – not writing ability.

Priority is given to those coming to Arvon for the first time.


Arvon | residential creative writing courses and retreats UK

Published on:
8 Sep 2023


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