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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
Residency

'Telling our stories without apology' FREE online workshop

with Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited writer-in-residence, Tolu Agbelusi

Join us for a session with Tolu Agbelusi, the Writer-In- Residence for Quay Words/ Libraries Unlimited who will be exploring stories of present and past Exeter women. In this session, using poetry, references from the Unfinished Business exhibition and stories from the archives, Tolu will facilitate an exploration of the many ways women can write…

Friday 19 March 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Event

Quay Words Exeter and Poetry Africa Durban

Launch: Day one – development days for women writers featuring Efemia Chela and Louisa Adjoa Parker

Join us for the launch of our exciting international project, a partnership between Quay Words, Exeter and Poetry Africa, Durban, funded by a British Council’s “Working Internationally” grant. Two UNESCO Cities of Literature present five development days for women writers. Day one features readings by Efemia Chela, Quay Words International digital writer-in-residence for February and…

Monday 8 March 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer event

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Launch Day Networking with Tolu Agbelusi

To celebrate International Women’s Day and the beginning of Quay Words and Poetry Africa’s programme we are offering this free networking event. This is a chance for women writers from the UK and South Africa to meet, discuss their work and issues that matter to them. The event will be facilitated by Quay Words Writer-in-Residence…

Monday 8 March 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Writer event

Reading by author and illustrator Tom Mclaughlin

live-streamed from Exeter Custom House, watch from home

Following on from World Book Day we’ll be welcoming Tom Mclaughlin to the Custom House to celebrate with an event that’s suitable for the whole family.In his event Tom will be talking about his journey as a dyslexic kid, to best-selling author, reading from his books, as well as demonstrating live illustration and giving drawing…

Saturday 6 March 11:00 - 12:00
Residency

Meet the writer-in-residence sessions

with Tolu Agbelusi

This is your chance to meet Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited Writer-in-Residence Tolu Agbelusi in a one-to-one 20 minute Zoom slot. During her residency Tolu is exploring the stories of Exeter’s women. You can either come with a story of Exeter’s remarkable women to share with Tolu for her ongoing research or come with questions…

Friday 5 March 12:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Residency

Meet the writer-in-residence sessions

with Tolu Agbelusi

This is your chance to meet Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited Writer-in-Residence Tolu Agbelusi in a one-to-one 20 minute Zoom slot. During her residency Tolu is exploring the stories of Exeter’s women. You can either come with a story of Exeter’s remarkable women to share with Tolu for her ongoing research or come with questions…

Friday 26 February 12:00 pm - 2:20 pm
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