Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Amrou Al-Kadhi via Zoom

Wednesday April 14th 2021, 7:15pm GMT


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 Amrou Al-Kadhi on Wednesday 14th of April at 7:15pm GMT

Amrou Al-Kadhi’s autobiography, Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything In Between, was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham award. Amrou is also an established screenwriter, having written episodes for Little America (Apple TV), The Watch (BBC America), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), and several TV shows and feature films currently in development. They have a BA, MA and M. Phil in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge, with a special focus on queer performance art. They recently contributed artwork and an essay as part of the Kiss My Genders exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (2019). Amrou’s drag show, Glamrou: From Quran to Queen (2020), was supported by the British Arts Council, and continues to tour. Their short films have premiered on BBC4, Nowness, PBS, the BFI and Peccadillo Pictures, amongst others.

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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