Events: Writer event

Writer event

Quay Words and Honeyscribe present The Poetics of Clay

A conversation with Jane Pugh, writer and Phoebe Cummings, artist

A conversation with Jane Pugh, writer and Phoebe Cummings, artist. Join us for a fascinating discussion between two creatives, writer Jane Pugh and ceramic artist Phoebe Cummings, who will delve into the significance of clay and its influences on their recent work. They will discuss their shared practice of making site-specific work that responds to…

Wednesday 25 May 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents Wyl Menmuir – The Draw of the Sea Book launch

Join award-winning writer, Wyl Menmuir and Quay Words for the Exeter launch of his book, The Draw of The Sea. In his first foray into non-fiction, Booker Prize nominated author Wyl Menmuir examines the lives of people whose worlds are inextricably shaped by sea. In thirteen interlinked chapters of beautifully-written prose, Wyl investigates what it…

Wednesday 13 July 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents Professor Peter Stott in conversation with Virginia Baily

Writing the climate

We’re thrilled to welcome Peter Stott to Exeter Custom House to kick off the Quay Words Science season with a discussion about communicating climate science and creative writing. Peter will be joined in conversation by the award-winning novelist Virginia Baily. Peter will be talking about his recent book Hot Air: The Inside Story of the Battle…

Wednesday 9 March 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents Patrick Gale reading from his novel Mother's Boy

with songs from Jim Causley.

We’re thrilled to welcome former writer-in-residence Patrick Gale back to Exeter Custom House. Patrick will be reading from his soon to-be-released next novel Mother’s Boy, and discussing his research into Charles Causley as well as his work in general. Mother’ Boy will be available to pre-order at the event and Patrick will be signing book plates. Patrick…

Wednesday 9 February 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents The Magician’s Apprentice by Sally Pomme Clayton

in association with Artemis Storytelling

With a top hat from a junk shop and mail-order wand, pioneering storyteller and writer Sally Pomme Clayton explores the secret world of the magician. In this intimate, enchanting performance, she mixes fact with fiction, fragments of myth with antique jokes; dazzling fairytales and snippets of culture and science, forgotten folklore to mysterious images on…

Wednesday 23 March 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa present a reading with Tjawangwa Dema and Siphokazi Jonas

Quay Words is delighted to continue our collaboration with Poetry Africa in Durban South Africa and bring together women writers from the UK and South Africa at our fourth development day. We’re pleased to be sharing the work of two excellent poets and writers, one based in South Africa and one based in the UK,…

Thursday 25 November 6:30 pm UK time - 7:30 pm UK time
Free Event

Quay Words National Poetry Day Cabaret and Open Mic with Caleb Parkin

We will be ushering in National Poetry Day with Poetry Cabaret celebration. Caleb will share poems on this year’s theme of Choice, read from his new collection, This Fruiting Body and invite you to share your own poems or favourite poems you admire. Poems on the theme – however broadly interpreted – are welcomed, or any of…

Wednesday 6 October 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa present a reading with Rebecca Tantony and Shashi Simelane ‘The Black Sash’

Quay Words is delighted to continue our collaboration with Poetry Africa in Durban South Africa and bring together women writers from the UK and South Africa at our third development day. We’re pleased to be sharing the work of two talented writers, one from South Africa and one from the UK, at this online reading…

Monday 6 September 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Andy Brown & Marc Woodward ‘The Tin Lodes & Grace Notes’

Andy Brown is professor of English, Creative Writing and Poetry at Exeter University and an internationally known poet with many published collections. He is a also a gifted songwriter and musician. Marc Woodward is a widely published poet as well as a highly regarded musician who has performed and taught internationally. They recently collaborated on The…

Wednesday 1 December 6:30 pm - 7: 30 pm
Writer event

Anthony Joseph reads from his novel The Frequency of Magic

Join author, poet and musician Anthony Joseph as he reads from his most recent novel The Frequency of Magic, accompanied by some of the UK’s finest musicians, he will create an enthralling performance of spoken word and improvised jazz. The Frequency of Magic is an experimental, magical realist story about Raphael who earns his living as a…

Wednesday 15 September 6;30 pm - 7:30 pm
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