Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Patience Agbabi via Zoom

Wednesday May 26th 2021, 7:15 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 Patience Agbabi on Wednesday 26th May 7:15pm BST

Patience Agbabi FRSL is a celebrated poet best known for her fourth collection, Telling Tales, an exuberant retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Now she has turned her talents to writing for children aged 8 to ∞. The Leap Cycle is a thrilling time-travel adventure series. Her debut novel, The Infinite, was CBBC Book of the Month for July 2020 and was recently longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2021. Philip Pullman said of it: ‘Vivid, funny, exciting and inventive…Patience Agbabi has created something fresh and original here, and I look forward very much to what she writes next.’ The sequel, The Time-Thief, is fresh off the press in May 2021.

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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