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Quay Words and Poetry Africa Workshop with Dr Kate Wallis: Building Audiences & Literary Communities: Live Literature Events & Publishing

In this workshop Kate Wallis shares insights into her work as a literary producer working with the Africa Writes festival and as an editor for Huza Press and Kwani Trust. The first part of the session focuses on how programming and publishing decisions get made, and the role of different kinds of literary exchanges in…

Thursday 25 November 1:00 pm UK time - 3:00 pm UK time

Quay Words and Poetry Africa Workshop with Siphokazi Jonas: Innovating poetry performance in different mediums – on adapting work between page, stage, and screen.

In this workshop Siphokazi will share insights into the ways we can extend and explore form across different mediums by re-thinking the relationship between the writer/reader and performer/audience. As the world keeps changing, so do the means through which people are able to access our work. Siphokazi will share insights from her practice, and other…

Thursday 25 November 10:00 am UK time - 12:00 pm UK time

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

Life Writing: What You Need to Know with author Tom Cox – Quay Words short writing course

In this five week course, Tom Cox, using the experience he has gained as the author of eleven non fiction books, several newspaper columns, one novel and one collection of short stories, will guide you through the inner landscape of life writing. Who are the master life writers, and why? What are the pitfalls of…

Saturday 13 November 11:00 am - Saturday 11 December 1: 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