Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Cynthia Miller via Zoom

Wednesday September 8th 2021, 19:15 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 Cynthia Miller on Wednesday 8th September at 19:15 BST

Cynthia is a Malaysian-American poet and innovation consultant living in Edinburgh. She co-founded the award-winning Verve Poetry Festival and sits on the advisory board of its sister publishing house, Verve Poetry Press. In 2021, her debut book Honorifics was awarded an Eric Gregory and is shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in MIT Technology Review, The Rialto, Ambit, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Butcher’s Dog, harana poetry and Under the Radar.

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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