Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Paul Mendez via Zoom

Wednesday May 5th 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 Paul Mendez on Wednesday 5th May at 7:15pm BST

Paul Mendez is a London-based novelist, essayist and screenwriter. Born in 1982 and raised Jehovah’s Witness in the Black Country, Mendez disassociated himself from the Witnesses while still a teenager. In 2020, Dialogue Books published Rainbow Milk, which featured in the Observer’s prestigious Top Ten Debut Novels list and was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. He has contributed to The London Review of Books, Esquire, The Face, Vogue, the Times Literary Supplement and the Brixton Review of Books, and is currently reading the MA in Black British Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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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