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Residency

FREE: 'Reading and wellbeing'

with Ella Berthoud, hosted by Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale

Well-known bibliotherapist and writer, Ella Berthoud, in conversation with Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale about our reading lives and why reading is good for us.  Expect tips, examples and sheer reading bliss. You can purchase a copy of 30 Second Literature; The 50 most important forms, genres and styles, each explained in half a minute by…

Wednesday 21 October 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Life writing with Colin Grant

In September, we are offering  four surgeries for promising emerging writers of  life writing with historian and memoirist, Colin Grant during the week of 7th- 13th September 2020. Colin will offer one-to-one feedback which will help you hone your craft, discuss your work-in-progress and consider possible next steps for your writing journey. To apply for…

Monday 7 September 11:00 am - Sunday 13 September 5:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Short writing course

All Our Words: Writing from Personal Experience with Lily Dunn

This online course with novelist and memoirist Lily Dunn for 12 writers will focus on writing from our own life and how to tell our personal stories. The course will be available online throughout the month of September, giving you the flexibility to sign in and take part at times that suit you.  Many people…

Tuesday 1 September 9:00 am - Wednesday 30 September 5:00 pm
Free Event

Quay Words online zine making experience

– an exciting opportunity for young writers aged 14-18

This is a FREE opportunity for 12 young writers aged 14-18 to work online with zine maker Laura Moseley, collaborating via two Zoom workshops on Monday 24th August and another on Friday 28th August. All you need to do to prepare is come up with five ideas that relate to the theme of nature. These…

Monday 24 August 12:00 pm - Friday 28 August 4:00 pm
Free Event

Join us for this FREE event:

In conversation with Tjawangwa Dema: Quay Words Summer digital writer-in-residence

Join us as we present an evening with Quay Words Summer digital writer-in-residence, Tjawangwa Dema. TJ will share her work with us, reading from her collection, the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets winning, The Careless Seamstress as well as sharing some of her spoken word poetry. The evening will close with an in…

Wednesday 12 August 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence:

FREE online one-to-one sessions with Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence, Tjawangwa Dema

Come meet our digital writer-in-residence, poet Tjawangwa Dema. As a way to mediate lockdown restrictions these will be free, bookable 20 minute sessions held online on Thursdays. Please bring at least one question or comment, or a piece of writing you’d like to discuss (either your own or another’s). These are not workshops, interviews or…

Thursday 6 August 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free Event

Quay Voices: solving the Locked Door Mystery:

A FREE evening of readings and conversation with Exeter digital writer-in-residence, Martyn Waites and nine talented writers

Join us for an evening of readings that will solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of Exeter Custom House…. Over the course of a week in July, nine talented writers were challenged to solve Exeter digital writer-in-residence Martyn Waites’ Locked Door Mystery’…. It is 1847 and Mr Jackson Whitburn, Wharfinger at Exeter…

Wednesday 5 August 6;00 pm - 7;30 pm
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Poetry with Julia Copus

In August, we are offering four talented promising poets one-to-one writers’ surgeries with poet Julia Copus during the week of 3rd – 9th August 2020. To apply for one of these sessions, please submit 2 poems with a maximum combined line count of 30 lines alongside a 200 word statement (preferably in Word document or…

Monday 3 August 11:00 am - Sunday 9 August 5:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence:

FREE online one-to-one sessions with Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence, Tjawangwa Dema

Come meet our digital writer-in-residence, poet Tjawangwa Dema. As a way to mediate lockdown restrictions these will be free, bookable 20 minute sessions held online on Thursdays. Please bring at least one question or comment, or a piece of writing you’d like to discuss (either your own or another’s). These are not workshops, interviews or…

Thursday 30 July 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence:

FREE online one-to-one sessions with Quay Words Summer writer-in-residence, TJawangwa Dema

Come meet our digital writer-in-residence, poet Tjawangwa Dema. As a way to mediate lockdown restrictions these will be free, bookable 20 minute sessions held online on Thursdays. Please bring at least one question or comment, or a piece of writing you’d like to discuss (either your own or another’s). These are not workshops, interviews or…

Thursday 23 July 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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