Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A from Owen Sheers via Zoom

Wednesday November 4th 2020, 7:15pm GMT

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 week 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 Owen Sheers on Wednesday, 4 November at 7:15 pm BST. Owen Sheers is a poet, author, playwright and presenter. His books of poetry include Skirrid Hill, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, and the verse drama Pink Mist, chosen as a Guardian top ten play of the year and winner of the Hay Festival Poetry Medal and Wales Book of the Year. His first novel Resistance, has been translated into 15 languages and was adapted into a film. His most recent novel, I Saw a Man was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger.

Owen’s theatrical work includes The Two Worlds of Charlie F., winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Mametz, part of the 14-18NOW commemorations of WWI and National Theatre Wales’s 72 hour The Passion.

Owen’s arts documentaries include the BBC 4 series A Poet’s Guide to Britain and The Greatest Poem of WWI: David Jones and In Parenthesis, winner of the Celtic Media best arts documentary. His BAFTA and Grierson nominated film-poem to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, The Green Hollow, won three BAFTA Cymru awards. His most recent film-poem is To Provide All People (BBC 2), written to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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

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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