Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A from Deborah Levy via Zoom

Wednesday July 22nd 2020, 7:15pm BST


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 Deborah Levy on Wednesday 22 July at 7:15 pm BST. Deborah Levy is the author of The UnlovedSwallowing Geography, Beautiful Mutants, Things I Don’t Want to Know and Swimming Home, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her story collection Black Vodka was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. 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

We regret to say that due to unforeseen circumstances Deborah Levy is unable to attend this reading. We will instead be running a Live Guest Reading with Hisham Matar at this same time. We will contact anyone who is booked on the Live Guest Reading with Deborah Levy and they will be offered a refund or a ticket for the Live Guest Reading with Hisham Matar or another Live Guest Reading of their choice. If you have any questions please contact


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


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


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




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