Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Luke Turner via Zoom

Wednesday July 28th 2021, 7:15 BST

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 Luke Turner on Wednesday 28th July at 7:15pm BST

Luke Turner’s critically-acclaimed memoir Out of the Woods, a reflection on sexuality, masculinity and the relationship between humans and ‘nature’, is his first book. Out Of The Woods was shortlisted for the 2019 Wainwright Prize for nature writing, longlisted for the Polari Prize for first book by an LGBT+ writer, and Turner has been selected by Val McDermid as one of 10 most important LGBT+ writers for a British Council and National Centre for Writing initiative. In 2019 Turner co-curated a programme of arts events celebrating the landscape and people of Epping Forest as part of Waltham Forest’s stint as the first London Borough of Culture. He has participated in exhibitions at the V&A, Hayward Gallery and Serpentine. He is co-founder and editor of The Quietus and writes for a variety of publications including The Guardian, Observer, Vice, Dazed & Confused, National Geographic, NME, and SomeSuch Stories, and is a broadcaster for BBC Radio Three, Four and 6Music. He has appeared on television programmes such as Countryfile and the Big Scottish Book Club.

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 TUTORS

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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