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Monday, 25 March 2013

Win an Arvon course


There's still a few days to get your entry in for this FREE competition. Arvon have teamed up with English PEN (the charity which promotes the "freedom to write and the freedom to read"). The prize is a fully funded place on an Arvon writing course (plus travel costs), which is worth winning. To enter you have to write a poem (max 14 lines) or a piece of flash fiction (max 100 words)where the title must be a made-up-word. And you need to get on with it as the deadline is 29 March!

More details can be found here. Thankfully submission is by email only. Send your entry in the body of an email to competitions@englishpen.org.

Reading that Patrick Gale is tutoring on a course at Arvon this year prompted the Indoor Writer to get her entry in over the weekend. He's one of her writing heroes. Also she's recently had a bit of success with really short stories, I can't grunt more right now as I've been sworn to secrecy until next week when winners are announced for a national competition. So you will have to pop back later to learn more...

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, Tracy that sounds exciting - can't wait to hear about your success! I don't usually write poetry but I might give this one a go as the prize is so good.

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    1. You can enter a 100 word story, either way it is worth a go Wendy!

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  2. What a fabulous prize! Arvon do have some great tutors. Good luck with your entry, and I will look out for your news next week!

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  3. Looking forward to your news, Tracy! One of my friends has been to a few Arvon courses but I'm not sure I'd like being away that long in a house full of strangers.

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    1. The one thing that worries me Rosemary is hearing that you all have to pitch in with the cooking. I don't mind helping out, but am not the best of cooks! Sounds a bit like a school field trip...

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  4. I've had a go at this one - with a prize like that it would've been silly not to.

    Looking forward to hearing the good news.

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    1. Good luck with your entry Patsy :)

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  5. Hi Tracy, just posted my piece on my five favourite books so now it's over to you! Tag, you're it!! :)
    http://inaroomofmyown.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/five-favourite-books-or-tag-youre-it/
    Edith xxx

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    1. Thanks Edith - I'm going to have give this one some serious thought!

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