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Nature writing wanted! Free Nature Writing for Performance Resource and your chance to submit and perform your work

On 20th October our writer-in-residence Naomi Westerman is curating an evening of nature writing for performance, part of our Quay Voices strand, and we would like you to join us! We have an open call for short pieces of nature writing to be read aloud. Submissions can be monologues, poetry or prose. Naomi has created…

Thursday 30 September

The people of the West Quarter – Telling our stories together: Heritage community workshops

These workshops are free and have been designed for Exeter locals and residents to explore their local heritage; they are being led by Jojo Spinks at Interwoven Productions CIC. These sessions run on Wednesday afternoons from 13th October – 10th November 2021, between 2 – 4 pm. PLEASE NOTE: We are intending for these workshops…

Wednesday 13 October 2:00 - Wednesday 10 November 4:00 pm

Fiction writing course: Quay Words and Creative Future

Want to write stories but not sure how to start and keep going? Or maybe you have got stuck with your writing? Come and join a small, friendly, and supportive group where we will explore free writing and exercises as a way into creating compelling characters and stories that will resonate with your readers. Open…

Wednesday 3 November 2:00 pm - Wednesday 8 December 4:00 pm

Masterclass: Memoir Writing with Nikesh Shukla

In this three-hour masterclass you will have the chance to dive into memoir writing with author Nikesh Shukla. This masterclass will explore techniques to address personal heritage and identity in your writing. Nikesh’s recent memoir Brown Baby has been described as ‘fizzing with humanity, life and light’, written addressed to his daughter, Brown Baby explores…

Saturday 13 November 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Trance of Nature: a Poetry Course – run by Pascale Petit

Exeter Custom House, with its setting on the quayside by the River Exe, overlooked by the wild landscape of Dartmoor, is the perfect place to discover real and imagined natural worlds.On this course spread over five weeks, you will embark on outer and inner journeys, finding fresh ways to write about the places and themes…

Saturday 10 July 11:00 am - Saturday 7 August 1:00 pm