Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Claire Wade via Zoom

Wednesday January 26th 2022, 19:15 GMT


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 Claire Wade on Wednesday 26th January at 19:15 GMT

Claire Wade is the author of The Choice (Orion, 2019), the winner of Good Housekeeping’s Novel Competition and the East Anglian Book Award for Fiction. She also co-founded the group Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI). Claire has severe ME and was bedbound for six years, her only escape was through her imagination. She writes about people trying to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she’s deeply familiar with.

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 (concession: £2.50)


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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