Wednesday 15 December 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Emerging writers will perform their works-in-progress alongside Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence Louisa Adjoa Parker. All the work performed will have been developed in workshops with Louisa during her residency ‘Re-imagining Heritage’ at Exeter Quayside. Come along and support emerging talent through our Quay Voices strand.

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This event will be live-streamed from Exeter Custom House. This is an opportunity to be part of a small, socially distanced live audience at the Custom House for this event, click ‘Book now’ to book your ticket. We will be following Government guidance to ensure the event is Covid-19 secure.


You can also ‘save a seat’ at the free live-stream here to watch from home.

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Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in South West England. Her first poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third poetry collection, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams, and her debut short story collection, Stay with me, was published by Colenso Books in 2020.

 Louisa’s poetry and prose has been widely published. She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her grief poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019. She has performed her work in the South West and beyond, and delivered many writing workshops.  Louisa has written extensively on ethnically diverse history, and set up the Where are you really from? project. Louisa also works as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultant, and, along with Louise Boston-Mammah, is co-director of The Inclusion Agency. She is a sought-after speaker on rural racism, black history, mental health and marginalisation.  Her fourth poetry collection, a pamphlet entitled, She can still sing, is published by Flipped Eye in June 2021. Find out more about the collection and order your copy here.

Louisa is currently writing a coastal memoir, to be published by Little Toller Books in 2022.

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We will be following social distancing guidance during this event, including a two metre distancing rule, provision of hand sanitiser and a clearly marked one-way system. Exeter Custom House requires that face coverings are worn when inside the building.

This event is going to be filmed for live broadcast on Crowdcast. You may appear on screen. Please only book if you are happy with this.
Tickets are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. Please only book if you intend to be part of the invited audience on 15th December. Please provide your full name, email address and phone number when booking. We can accommodate free tickets for carers or personal assistants if needed. Please email us on customhouse@literatureworks.org.uk after booking to let us know if you would like to book one of these tickets.

Book with confidence, any changes in guidance that prevent the event from going ahead in person will result in a refund of the ticket price and the event will take place digitally.