Quay Words is pleased to welcome playwright and screenwriter Naomi Westerman as our Summer 2021 writer-in-residence for the month of July.

During her residency, Naomi will be exploring the nature of the Quayside in a series of outdoor workshops (details coming soon) followed by a Quay Voices event on 28th July. Speaking of her Quay Words residency, Naomi said:

“I am very excited to be Quay Words next writer-in-residence at Exeter Custom House, and to start bringing my lifelong love of nature into my writing.”

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Naomi Westerman is a playwright and screenwriter and former anthropologist. Her work has been staged at Wilton Music Hall, Vault Festival, High Tide, the Bush Theatre, Graeae, and the Birmingham Rep. She is currently writing for the Bush Theatre and Hampstead Theatre, and has two TV series in development. She is also founder of the feminist theatre collective Little but Fierce, and an advocate for disability representation and access in theatre and TV.

Upcoming events

Naomi is inviting emerging writers of nature writing for performance to join her at a Quay Voices event on 20th October. If you would like to be one of those writers, check out Naomi’s call for submissions and resource pack. If you would like to be in the in-person audience, or watch the live-stream from home, click here.