Arvon at Home: Live Guest Reading

Reading and Q&A with Huma Qureshi via Zoom

Wednesday April 6th 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.

Huma Qureshi is a writer and journalist.  Her first book, In Spite of Oceans was published in 2015 and won the John C Laurence Award from The Authors’ Foundation. How We Met: A Memoir of Love & Other Misadventures was published in January 2021 and shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Her short story collection, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love came out in November 2021.  Formerly on the writing staff for the Guardian and The Observer, her journalism has featured in numerous publications.

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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