Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Jowhor Ile via Zoom

Wednesday August 11th 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 Jowhor Ile on Wednesday 11th August at 7:15pm BST

Jowhor Ile was born and raised in Nigeria. He won the Etisalat prize in 2016 for his novel And After Many Days, and his short story was awarded the O. Henry Prize in 2021. Ile’s short fiction has appeared in The Sewanee Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and Litro Magazine. He gained his MFA at Boston University and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. Ile lives in 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


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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