Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A from Kamila Shamsie via Zoom

Wednesday June 17th 2020, 7:15pm BST

Online

Now more than ever we need stories – to engage, to distract, to entertain, to nourish, and to help us make sense of what we’re living through. And so while you can’t come to us, instead we will come to you, bringing a taste of Arvon into your home one night a week. Every Wednesday evening an Arvon tutor will join us as a guest, to read from their own work and answer your questions live and in person online.

This Live Guest Reading is with Kamila Shamsie on Wednesday 17 June at 7:15 pm BST. Kamila Shamsie has written seven novels, including Burnt ShadowsKartography and Home Fire (winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018). She was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. The reading and interactive Q&A will be hosted on Zoom. This is a live event and will not be recorded.

We are more committed than ever to helping writers find inspiration, and to make space for their own creativity, no matter the setting. So join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table).

Cost: £5.00

COURSE TUTOR

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

Very lovely. It had an intimate feeling despite it being a Zoom event and all of us being in different places.

—Participant

"Thanks for an excellent session last night. It worked very well on Zoom, especially with the Q&A using the chat function."

—Participant

"What a brilliant reading. It was intimate and moving and very listener friendly. I loved it and will be back for more."

—Participant

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