Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A from Henry Normal via Zoom

Wednesday April 28th 2021, 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 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 Henry Normal on Wednesday 28th April at 7:15 pm BST.

Henry Normal is a writer, poet and TV and film producer. He is the founder of the Manchester Literature Festival and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. His work for television and film as a writer and script editor includes the multi-award-winning Mrs Merton ShowThe Royle FamilyPaul and Pauline Calf’s Video DiariesCoogan’s Run, and the film The Parole Officer, amongst many others. He also co-founded Baby Cow Productions alongside Steve Coogan, and produced all its output over his seventeen-year tenure as MD. He has written several shows for Radio 4, and his book A Normal Family was an Amazon bestseller. His most recent poetry collection is The Beauty Within Shadow.

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


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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