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Free Event

Story time and craft for 3 -7s with Wendy O’Shea Meddour

 Heroes come in all shapes and sizes! In Wendy Meddour’s and Duncan Beedie’s latest picture book, Stefano the Squid, Stefano sets out to discover what sets him apart. The unassuming squid soon finds out that even the most ordinary creatures are capable of extraordinary deeds. Come and join us for this interactive storytelling and craft session,…

Saturday 13 July 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Workshops and courses

Fantasy worlds: from Gormenghast to Septimus Heap for 11-16s

Every fantasy writer needs to discover their own unique world in which to make their story happen. Come along and pick up tips on how to find your world, how to discover who—or what—lives there, and then how to begin their amazing story. Suitable for 11 -16 year olds only. Tickets will be available on…

Saturday 13 July 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writer event

Reading: The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

Ray Antrobus will read from his book The Perseverance which explores the d/Deaf experience, the death of his father and the failure to communicate. The Perseverance operates in the in betweens of dual heritages, of form and expression emerging to show us what it means to exist, and to flourish. Concessions are available, please see…

Thursday 11 July 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Event

Meet the writer-in-residence: Louisa Adjoa Parker at Exeter Custom House

Louisa will be at the Custom House from 1-3 pm on Thursday afternoons throughout July, available to meet with members of the public and talk about the work she is developing there. This event is drop in.

Thursday 11 July 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Adapting a book for the stage with Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director of Exeter Northcott Theatre

This event is a partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre. Using examples of his own work, Daniel Buckroyd explores the key decisions every adaptor needs to consider when lifting a story off the page. Discussing everything from copyright implications to getting your adaptation into production, there will also be an opportunity to discuss participants’ own work…

Wednesday 10 July 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Preparing for publication with James Spackman and Mary Morris

This event is a partnership with Arvon. Navigating your way from manuscript to book deal. Is your book ready to share with the world? James Spackman and Mary Morris will guide you through every stage of the publication process, from traditional publishing – how it works and how you can work it – to the…

Tuesday 9 July 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Workshops and courses

Storytelling with Archetypes

This event is a partnership with Artemis Storytelling. This one day masterclass with Nell Phoenix is for those with some storytelling experience and knowledge of traditional repertoire. It is for storytellers who are curious to find new approaches to the content of their work and who wish to improve their performance practice. Lunch: 1 hour…

Saturday 6 July 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
Writer event

Poet Fiona Benson and novelist Jane Feaver

This is a partnership with the University of Exeter. Join poet Fiona Benson and novelist Jane Feaver, both of whom have strong links to Exeter and are highly acclaimed, for an evening of readings and discussion, celebrating some of the writing coming out of Exeter. Tickets will be available on the door.  ***** About Fiona…

Saturday 6 July 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Exeter Writers’ Salon

Come along to Exeter Writer’s Salon for a free evening of conversation, networking and idea sharing. Open to all readers and writers, this is an opportunity to meet writers in the local community, to be inspired, explore ideas and find out what’s happening in the writing community in the city. This event is free, but…

Saturday 6 July 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Writer event

Tricksterland: performance storytelling by Nell Phoenix

This event is a partnership with Artemis storytelling. There is a place where power crackles through all things: broken bodies can become whole, thoughts can be heard, old bones speak and even rocks want revenge. Here we stumble through shape-shifting worlds on a journey to the edge of the earth. Be prepared to encounter all…

Friday 5 July 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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