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Next week, I’m co-teaching a course on Radio Drama at Totleigh Barton in North Devon with Annie Caulfield. The Arvon courses are residential, from Monday afternoon to Saturday morning. The site at Totleigh Barton is an old farm building with, I understand, no mobile phone signal nor internet access. It’s going to be cold turkey from all that but a very exciting chance to meet - as you always do at Arvon - exciting, promising, committed and talented people with a passion for writing and for radio. Students learn, live, sleep and eat on the premises so it has the quality of a monastic retreat about it, which is always conducive to writing for me.