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Namwali Serpell in conversation with the University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey

This event is in partnership with Africa Writes – Bristol and the University of Exeter’s World and Postcolonial Cultures Research Group. Described by Salman Rushdie as a ‘dazzling debut’, award-winning writer Namwali Serpell reads from and discusses her new genre-bending epic novel with University of Exeter’s Lara Choksey. The Old Drift traces three Zambian families across centuries and…

Tuesday 2 July 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Event


Routes in to Playwriting

This event is a partnership with Papatango. Join Papatango for a breakdown of how to build a playwriting career, from training to showcasing to making connections and pitching for opportunities. The multi-award-winning Papatango run free opportunities to launch new playwrights, who have gone on to win BAFTA, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre and Alfred Fagon awards….

Saturday 29 June 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Event

Meet our Quay Words writer-in-residence this National Writing Day

Louisa Adjoa Parker, our first writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House, will kick off her six-week residency this National Writing Day. On Wednesday 26th June from 1-3pm, Louisa will hold her first ever ‘Meet the Writer’ session at Exeter Custom House. She will be available to talk about her work as writer-in-residence and to chat about writing in…

Wednesday 26 June 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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