Events: Writer event

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 - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Poetry reading by Richard Skelton

Stranger in the Mask of a Deer

Poet Richard Skelton will read from his new book-length poem Stranger in the Mask of a Deer set in the Late Palaeolithic, with dreamlike evocations of landscape, community, the deep past. ***** Richard Skelton is a writer, musician and publisher from Lancashire in northern England. His work is deeply focused on landscape and our relationship with the natural…

Wednesday 7 July 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Poetry reading by John Wedgwood-Clarke

Join us as poet John Wedgwood-Clarke treats us to a reading from his project Red River. More details about this event coming soon, book your place now! ***** John Wedgwood Clarke is an award-winning poet. His poetry collections include Ghost Pot (2013) and Landfill (2017), both of which explore place, ecology and science. He presented…

Wednesday 9 June 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 a poet and academic with a focus on innovative poetics. She holds a BA in English from…

Wednesday 12 May 6:30 pm - 8:00 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

POSTPONED: Quay Voices

Natasha Carthew and local writing talent

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. A NEW DATE WILL BE RELEASED SHORTLY. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. ***** Natasha Carthew is a working-class Country Writer from Cornwall who has written all her books outside, either in the fields and woodland that surrounds her home or in the cabin that she built from scrap…

Wednesday 11 March 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Simon Brett

‘Making crime pay’

Critically acclaimed crime writer Simon Brett will be reading from his work and will be in conversation with Exeter St. Thomas Library Supervisor, Lee Rawlings,  about his life in crime (fiction writing). Discussing everything from how to write a captivating detective to the business of having novels adapted for screen and radio, this really is…

Wednesday 12 February 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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