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Online writing course: ‘Exploring the world of short stories’ with Emma Timpany

Saturday 8th May – 5th June 2021 on five Saturday mornings, 11am-1pm. Intriguing, engaging and a little bit mysterious, short stories are windows into other lives and worlds – but what goes into making a great short story? During five informative and inspiring sessions, we’ll look at the essential elements all short stories share and…

Saturday 8 May 11:00 am - Saturday 5 June 1:00 pm

Zine-making workshop day for young writers

Join Quay Words and Laura Moseley, zine-maker and founder of Common Threads Press, for a day of fun, creative zine-making for 13-18 year olds during the half-term!This is an opportunity for any young people with an interest in writing, crafts, art or any creative activity to explore zines. Zines are small, handmade booklets that act…

Monday 31 May 10:00 - 3:30 pm

Poetry and Reminiscence at Quay Words with Caleb Parkin – The element of surprise

A Series of Afternoon Poetry Cabarets Our Poetry and Reminiscence sessions are all about sparking memory through the sharing and reading aloud of well-loved poems. This summer Caleb Parkin will be our host for the poetry and reminiscence cabaret! Over five weekly afternoon poetry performances we’ll hear poems, play with words and connect through poem-making:…

Wednesday 30 June 4:00 pm - Wednesday 28 July 5:30 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