Children and young people

Children and young people

Children Quay Words

Do you know what we love? The power of books and reading to transport you to another place, maybe even another world, all from the comfort of your favourite reading chair. We’re always looking for opportunities to go on bookish adventures, exploring new land and new universes while meeting an interesting collection of characters along the way.

That’s why we’re excited that internationally best-selling writer Angie Sage is running a Fantasy Worlds workshop for budding young writers aged 11 –16 at Quay Words this summer. From Gormenghast to Septimus Heap, Angie will take 11 -16s on a journey through the creation of fantasy lands – her own and those of other writers. Sharing hints and tips from her writing life, Angie will show young writers how to discover their own fantasy worlds and will talk about how to identify who… or what lives there.

A perfect treat this July, book your young writers a place on this workshop now. Who knows where they’ll go this summer? 13th July, 2 – 4 pm. Places are strictly limited.

We wanted to make sure that there’s something for everyone throughout Quay Words this summer so we’re delighted to be hosting ‘Story time and Craft’ with Wendy O’Shea Meddour, an exciting session for little readers aged 3 -7. In Wendy’s latest book, Stefano the Squid, Stefano sets out on a journey to discover what makes him special. Soon he realises that he is capable of extraordinary things. Bring your children along to an exciting session of stories and making on 13th July between 10.30 – 11.30 am.

Speaking of extraordinary, poet Raymond Antrobus has had a fabulous 2019. Raymond is the recently announced winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry and the Rathbones Folio prize – both acclaimed prizes for poets. His prize winning collection The Perseverance explores the d/Deaf experience, the death of his father and the failure to communicate.

Raymond will be running a poetry workshop at the Custom House for students from the Exeter Deaf Academy on Friday 12th July, inspiring the next generation of aspiring poets to explore and create literature.

We’re looking forward to a diverse programme of events for readers and writers whatever their age and hope to see some young readers and writers at some Quay Words events for children and young people this summer.