Ellen Wiles joined Quay Words as the Spring 2022 writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House, to explore our Spring Season science theme.

Ellen was in residence during March-April 2022. She led a creative writing-walking workshop for families, hosted a conversation with scientists on Climate Science and Creativity and created a new piece of writing presented as an immersive listening event.

About Ellen

Ellen Wiles is a novelist, anthropologist, curator, and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Exeter University. She is the author of three books: The Invisible Crowd (2017), a novel, and two non-fiction books about literary culture, Saffron Shadows (2015) and Live Literature (2021). Ellen has worked as a human rights barrister and as a musician, and her interests in literary activism, sound, and walking, have led her to develop a new project to create literary soundwalks in collaboration with scientists exploring matters of ecology and climate change. Her website is www.ellenwiles.com.