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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

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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
Workshops and courses

Quay Voices one-to-one writers' surgeries

Fiction with Katri Skala

We are offering four promising new writers of fiction one-to-one writers’ surgeries with novelist Katri Skala during the week of 20th – 26th July 2020. Katri 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 one of these…

Monday 20 July 11:00 am - Sunday 26 July 5:00 pm
Free Event

The Quay Voices 'Locked door mystery'

a FREE online short story writing experience, masterminded by Exeter digital writer-in-residence, Martyn Waites

The Custom House on the quayside in Exeter has a long history. And it’s darker and bloodier than people might think . . . Back in the Eighteenth-century, a particularly grisly – not to mention ingenious – murder took place in the building. The Wharfinger was found dead in his attic room, the door locked…

Wednesday 8 July 09:00 - Tuesday 14 July 17:00
Residency

FREE event with Quay Words digital writer-in-residence Martyn Waites

‘The History of crime writing’

Join us for this FREE talk by our Exeter digital writer-in-residence, Martyn Waites. Crime fiction is the most popular genre in publishing today. It accounts for roughly a third of the fiction market. It’s gone far beyond the simple puzzle mystery and is now a huge, worldwide cultural phenomenon. But what makes it so important?…

Wednesday 17 June 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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