Wednesday 27 April 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A conversation between Writer-in-Residence Dr. Ellen Wiles and expert scientists about their respective research, contrasting traditional modes of writing and publishing, tackling traditional divides between scientists and artists, and the possibilities for creative collaboration in order to communicate vital science research on climate change and ecology as our landscapes change. This event will take place at Exeter Custom House.


Further names to be announced soon.

You can also ‘save a seat’ here to watch the live stream of this event from home, free of charge.

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About Ellen Wiles

Ellen Wiles is a novelist, anthropologist, curator, and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Exeter University. She is the author of three books: The Invisible Crowd (2017), a novel, and two non-fiction books about literary culture, Saffron Shadows (2015) and Live Literature (2021). Ellen has worked as a human rights barrister and as a musician, and her interests in literary activism, sound, and walking, have led her to develop a new project to create literary soundwalks in collaboration with scientists exploring matters of ecology and climate change. Her website is www.ellenwiles.com.

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This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House. This is an opportunity to be part of a socially distanced live audience at the Custom House, for an in-person ticket click ‘Book now’ to book your ticket. We will be following Government guidance to ensure the event is Covid-19 secure.We will be following social distancing guidance during this event, including a one metre plus 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 27th April 2022 . 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.