Arvon Residential Writing Courses West Yorkshire
The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Hepstonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DF
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Arvon offers five-day residential writing courses for schools and groups, tutored by two professional authors, and held in historic writing houses in countryside locations. At the heart of Arvon is the desire to encourage anyone, regardless of background, to find their voice through writing; whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants' needs and interests.
An Arvon week provides a chance to develop writing and language skills, alongside imagination and creativity. The experience can also improve participants' communication skills and self-belief. For many, these five days can be life-changing.
The house stands in 20 acres of steep woodland and has a breathtaking view to the valley below - a Pennine landscape of woods and rivers, weavers' cottages, packhorse trails and ruins of old mills.
The centre is half a mile from the historic village of Heptonstall and two miles from Hebden Bridge.