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Workshops and courses

FREE zine making workshop day for young writers

with zine-maker Laura Moseley

Join Quay Words and Laura Moseley, zine-maker and founder of Common Threads Press, for a day of fun, creative zine-making for 13-18 year olds during the half-term! This is an opportunity for any young people with an interest in writing, crafts, art or any creative activity to explore zines. Zines are small, handmade booklets that…

Monday 31 May 10:00 - 15:30
Writer event

FREE poetry collection launch

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett’s Of Sea

Join us as we celebrate the launch of poet and academic Elizabeth-Jane Burnett’s next collection, Of Sea, published by Penned in the Margins.   This event will be live-streamed on Crowdcast. Save your seat today! ***** Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is an author, academic and founder of Grow Your Own Creativity. A writer of English and Kenyan heritage,…

Wednesday 12 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Workshops and courses

Online writing course

‘Exploring the world of short stories’ with Emma Timpany

Saturday 8th May – 5th June 2021 on five Saturday mornings, 11am-1pm. Intriguing, engaging and a little bit mysterious, short stories are windows into other lives and worlds – but what goes into making a great short story? During five informative and inspiring sessions, we’ll look at the essential elements all short stories share and…

Saturday 8 May 11:00 am - Saturday 5 June 1:00 pm
Residency

Quay Voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces new voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces five new voices who participated in her ‘hot-house flowers’ intensive writing course. Monique will also read alongside them. You can purchase a copy of The Mermaid of Black Conch from Crediton Community Bookshop’s website. **** Monique Roffey is an award winning Trinidadian born British writer of novels, essays, literary journalism…

Monday 3 May 6;30 pm - 7:30 pm
Residency

Quay Voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces new voices

Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence Monique Roffey introduces five new voices who participated in her ‘hot-house flowers’ intensive writing course. Monique will also read alongside them. You can purchase a copy of The Mermaid of Black Conch from Crediton Community Bookshop’s website. This event is live-streaming via Crowdcast to you at home. **** Monique Roffey is an award…

Sunday 2 May 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Residency

'Hot house flowers - a spring journey'

a four day writing course with Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence, Monique Roffey

  Spring time, early May 2021, a good time to make fresh work and or examine current and ongoing fiction work.    Join Costa Book of the Year, 2020 winner, Monique Roffey in a ‘hot house’ workshop over four days at the Exeter Custom House.  Mornings we will be sitting together in a round table…

Friday 30 April 10:00 - Monday 3 May 6:00 pm
Residency

Reading by Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence, Monique Roffey

Join us as Quay Words presents a reading by Costa Book of the Year 2020 winner Monique Roffey, our Quay Words Spring 2021 writer-in-residence. Monique will be reading from The Mermaid of Black Conch and discussing the book. You can purchase a copy of The Mermaid of Black Conch from Crediton Community Bookshop’s website. **** Monique Roffey is an award…

Friday 30 April 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Workshops and courses

Masterclass: Travel writing with Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden will be conducting a masterclass in the travel book which he believes can combine all the best elements of literature. The journey-tale lies at the heart of many of the great stories – myths, novels and memoirs. Whatever your particular interests, a journey has an enormous capacity to reveal and entertain, and travel…

Saturday 24 April 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Writer event

Quay Words presents a reading by Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden will  be reading from his most recent book The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination,the account of a single-handed sailing trip up the west coasts of Ireland and Scotland. As well as chronicling the challenges of keeping the boat afloat in tricky waters, Marsden explores wider themes of mythical islands and the more…

Friday 23 April 6;30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Don't Build Fires on the Backs of Big Fish: performance and talk by spoken word poet Chris White

live-streamed from Exeter Custom House and watch from home

Don’t Build Fires on the Backs of Big Fish.  We all know the story, right? Sailor meets island. Island turns out to be a big fish. Fish drowns sailor. It’s a tale as old as time, recurring throughout the ages in different cultures and countries across the world, including ‘The Whale’ of the Exeter Book….

Wednesday 14 April 6;30 pm - 8:00 pm
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