Events: Writer event

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
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
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