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Residency

Nature Writing for Performance Workshop with Writer-in-Residence Naomi Westerman

Over the course of two sessions (Thursday 15th and  Tuesday 27th July), Quay Words writer-in-residence and playwright Naomi Westerman teaches a friendly and inclusive workshop on nature writing for performance. This workshop will involve taking a short walk in nature (the walk will be fully disabled accessible), followed by a discussion of various techniques to…

Thursday 15 July 2:00 pm - Tuesday 27 July 4:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Masterclass with Adrian Cooper of Little Toller Books

Advice from an expert on editing and publishing your creative non-fiction and nature writing. In this Quay Words Summer masterclass, we are pleased to continue our nature season with a workshop and one-to-one mentoring from Adrian Cooper, the publisher and editorial director of Little Toller Books. Little Toller was started in 2008 with a singular purpose…

Saturday 31 July 2:00 pm - 5:00 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
Free Event

Talk on the wild side with globetrotting-storyteller Clive PiG

Join Clive PiG, storyteller, poet and potato juggler, to hear wacky wildlife stories on Exeter Quayside. Clive’s dynamic delivery of traditional and original tales appeals to young and old, making him a popular performer in the UK and beyond. This travelling talesman has sung songs on TV in New York City, shared stories in Zaatari…

Saturday 21 August 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Free Event

Talk on the wild side with globetrotting-storyteller Clive PiG

Join Clive PiG, storyteller, poet and potato juggler, to hear wacky wildlife stories on Exeter Quayside. Clive’s dynamic delivery of traditional and original tales appeals to young and old, making him a popular performer in the UK and beyond. This travelling talesman has sung songs on TV in New York City, shared stories in Zaatari…

Saturday 21 August 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Free Event

Talk on the wild side with globetrotting-storyteller Clive PiG

Join Clive PiG, storyteller, poet and potato juggler, to hear wacky wildlife stories on Exeter Quayside. Clive’s dynamic delivery of traditional and original tales appeals to young and old, making him a popular performer in the UK and beyond. This travelling talesman has sung songs on TV in New York City, shared stories in Zaatari…

Saturday 21 August 3:00 pm - 3: 50 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

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