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Write for a week with Arvon

Flagship of the literature world The Arvon Foundation works with only three higher education partners each year. OCA is privileged to be one of them. Our next residential week with Arvon is taking place between Monday 25 and Saturday 30 March 2013. Arvon has many prominent writers as friends, patrons and supporters. The list includes […]

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21st century essayist new creative writing lead

OCA has broken with convention by appointing a religious studies scholar as its new curriculum lead for creative writing. Northern Irish essayist and poet Chris Arthur has a background in religious studies, first as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Edinburgh University and subsequently at Lampeter University, where he taught for more than 20 years. Fellow Irish writer Patrick O’Sullivan has credited him with ‘rescuing the meditative essay for the twenty-first century’.

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