Jerwood Arvon Mentoring Programme

Since 1968, Arvon has been offering people time and space to write, with  an annual programme of residential courses and retreats  at  three rural writing houses – in Devon, Shropshire and Yorkshire. Its courses are tutored by some of the most acclaimed authors writing today. Guidance and support for emerging writers in poetry, playwriting and fiction

The Jerwood Arvon Mentoring Programme offers a year’s mentoring support to nine emerging writers per year, from poetry, prose and playwriting. The mentors are established writers who can offer professional advice and support. Each year excerpts of each writer’s work are collated into an anthology which is published in June.

Selected writers for the 2019/20 edition are: Nicola Freeman, Sonia Hope and Adam Welch mentored by NIcholas Royale; Rachel Betts,Charlie Dupré and Gillian Greer mentored by Evan Placey; Arji Manuelpillai, Vicky Morris and Jeffery Sugarman mentored by Hannah Lowe.

Selected writers for the 2017/18 edition are: Rachel Burns, Maeve Clarke, Russ Davies and Laurie Ogden mentored by Tim Crouch; Romalyn Ante, Alice Hiller, Seraphima Kennedy and Yvonne Reddick mentored by Pascale Petit; Jo Clayton, Martin Kidd, Jemma Picken and Abbie Salter mentored by Jacob Ross.

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