Events: Writer event

Writer event

Anita Sethi: A reading from I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

Quay Words is  to be joined by Anita Sethi, who will be reading from her work I Belong Here, a journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the North, brilliantly exploring identity, nature, place and belonging. The reading will be followed by a conversation with Literature Works CEO Helen Chaloner and questions from the audience….

Wednesday 11 August 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Pike Ward: a remarkable life

talk by Katherine Findlay and writer and actor Edward Rowe

Pike Ward was an extraordinary Devonian who became a hugely important figure in the history of modern Iceland. His story had been forgotten until his diaries and photographs were discovered by Katherine Findlay in 2016. At this event, Katherine and Westcountry writer and actor Edward Rowe will give an insight into their project to dramatise…

Wednesday 13 October 6;30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Launch Day Networking with Tolu Agbelusi

To celebrate International Women’s Day and the beginning of Quay Words and Poetry Africa’s programme we are offering this free networking event. This is a chance for women writers from the UK and South Africa to meet, discuss their work and issues that matter to them. The event will be facilitated by Quay Words Writer-in-Residence…

Monday 8 March 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents a reading by Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden will  be reading from his most recent book The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination,the account of a single-handed sailing trip up the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland. As well as chronicling the challenges of keeping the boat afloat in tricky waters, Marsden explores wider themes of mythical islands and the more…

Friday 23 April 6;30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Brown Baby: an exploration of personal heritage and identity

with Nikesh Shukla

Join us as acclaimed novelist and writer Nikesh Shukla explores themes of personal heritage and identity in his memoir, Brown Baby. More details about this event will be released soon – book now! **** Nikesh Shukla is a novelist, short story writer, editor, film writer and has written for the Guardian, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Vice and BBC…

Friday 12 November 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Poetry reading by John Wedgwood-Clarke

Camborne’s Red River: Listening to a Polluted River  Although only 7.5miles in length, and little more than a stream, the Red River passes through a remarkably diverse ecological and cultural landscape. It rises among neolithic standing stones on the moors above Camborne, flows through a valley that has been worked for tin since at least…

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

FREE poetry collection launch

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett’s Of Sea

Join us as we celebrate the launch of poet and academic Elizabeth-Jane Burnett’s next collection, Of Sea, published by Penned in the Margins.   This event will be live-streamed on Crowdcast. Save your seat today! ***** Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is an author, academic and founder of Grow Your Own Creativity. A writer of English and Kenyan heritage,…

Wednesday 12 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writer event

Don't Build Fires on the Backs of Big Fish: performance and talk by spoken word poet Chris White

live-streamed from Exeter Custom House and watch from home

Don’t Build Fires on the Backs of Big Fish.  We all know the story, right? Sailor meets island. Island turns out to be a big fish. Fish drowns sailor. It’s a tale as old as time, recurring throughout the ages in different cultures and countries across the world, including ‘The Whale’ of the Exeter Book….

Wednesday 14 April 6;30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Reading by author and illustrator Tom Mclaughlin

live-streamed from Exeter Custom House, watch from home

Following on from World Book Day we’ll be welcoming Tom Mclaughlin to the Custom House to celebrate with an event that’s suitable for the whole family.In his event Tom will be talking about his journey as a dyslexic kid, to best-selling author, reading from his books, as well as demonstrating live illustration and giving drawing…

Saturday 6 March 11:00 - 12:00
Free Event

FREE 'Why Football is good for Exeter'

with Exeter City Supporters Trust, sports writer David Goldblatt & Rob Casey, Bard of Exeter City FC

Quay Words is joined by Exeter City Supporters Trust and sports writer David Goldblatt to discuss the importance of Exeter City FC being a supporter owned football club. Join us for a discussion on the importance of democratic ownership in sport, how communities can be involved with their club and how football supports the wellbeing…

Wednesday 9 December 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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