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Word Factory Salon

Due to circumstance beyond our control, we have had to cancel this event.    

Saturday 20 July 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Residency

An evening of Icelandic Noir

Johann Thorsson, international writer in residence at Exeter Custom House. Johann Thorsson is an author from Reykjavik, Iceland who is visiting Exeter for a short residency, funded by the British Council. His residency helps us revive in a writerly fashion those international links which the Custom House once presided over at the peak of Exeter’s…

Friday 19 July 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Writer event

Massive Attack: Out of the Comfort Zone

Melissa Chemam’s book Out of the Comfort Zone follows the journey of the band Massive Attack into art and music. It retraces how the history of their city, Bristol, shaped their unique sound and multicultural innovations. It then studies how the emergency of the band helped Bristol’s entire underground scene to emerge. Melissa will be in conversation…

Thursday 18 July 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 18 July 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free Event

Dub poetry in the Transit Shed with Roger Robinson

This is a partnership with Speaking Volumes. Join poet Roger Robinson, one of the most versatile and internationally respected dub artists in the UK, for an unforgettable poetry and music session in the Transit Shed. Celebrating the launch of his latest collection Portable Paradise, Roger will share poems and stories reflecting contemporary Britain with warmth, pathos…

Sunday 14 July 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
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