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Residency

Online short fiction workshop

with Quay Words/ English PEN international writer-in-residence, Efemia Chela

Quay Words and Efemia Chela present a free two hour creative writing workshop for writers. The goal of the workshop is to help you build confidence as a writer and strengthen your ability to adapt to different creative premises. During the workshop you will be freewriting, playing around with genre and using existing African stories…

Saturday 6 February 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 2 February 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 26 January 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free Event

FREE Workshop for teachers and writers

with Wyl Menmuir and The Writers’ Block

Quay Words has teamed up with Cornwall-based The Writers’ Block to explore how the historic Exeter Custom House can inspire and act as a catalyst for creative writing by young people and schools. We’re kicking this off with some free training workshops, offering CPD for teachers and writers. Participants will be given training in The…

Thursday 21 January 09:30 am - 3:00 pm
Workshops and courses

FREE ONLINE poetry and reminiscence workshop

with poet and facilitator Caleb Parkin

Across four free online sessions, we’ll explore the poetry of the elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. You’ll hear classic elemental poems: the ‘foam and glitter’ of Heaney’s coastline and Robert Frost’s snowy woods. We’ll also hear contemporary poems which are solid, flowing, passionate and gutsy in their gustiness! We encourage you to bring along…

Tuesday 19 January 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free Event

FREE 'Why Football is good for Exeter'

with Exeter City Supporters Trust, sports writer David Goldblatt & Rob Casey, Bard of Exeter City FC

Quay Words is joined by Exeter City Supporters Trust and sports writer David Goldblatt to discuss the importance of Exeter City FC being a supporter owned football club. Join us for a discussion on the importance of democratic ownership in sport, how communities can be involved with their club and how football supports the wellbeing…

Wednesday 9 December 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Residency

FREE: Quay Voices 'Beginnings and first chapters'

hosted by Quay Word Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale

Emerging writers read from their first few pages of their work-in-progress, hosted by Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale. This event will take place online via Crowdcast, live streamed from Exeter Custom House.

Wednesday 2 December 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Residency

FREE: 'Writing, creativity and therapy'

with Salley Vickers hosted by Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale

Readings and conversations about writing, mental health and creativity from two well-known and much-loved novelists.  A treat for writers, readers and anyone with an interest in the workings of our creative mind. You can purchase a copy of Salley Vickers’ latest novel, Grandmothers here and Patrick Gale’s latest novel, Take Nothing With You, here. This event will…

Wednesday 18 November 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Residency

FREE: 'Patrick Gale is perfectly well but...'

Author event with Patrick Gale

Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence Patrick Gale will read from his work and talk about depictions of mental illness in his novels. He will discuss the challenge of conveying extremes of depression, mania and Alzheimer’s disease in fiction. You can purchase a copy of Patrick Gale’s latest novel, Take Nothing With You, here. This event will take place…

Wednesday 11 November 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Workshops and courses

'How to write good poems and get them published' with Jonathan Davidson

online short writing course

This five-week short course offers guidance in crafting poems that really connect with readers alongside advice and insight into the poetry sector and how to get published. Led by the experienced poet Jonathan Davidson, who has spent many years advising writers on sustaining their creative careers, there will be opportunities to sharpen-up existing poems, write…

Saturday 7 November 11:00 am - Saturday 5 December 1:00 pm
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